India’s coastline can become engine of growth: PM Modi at Maritime Summit

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the India’s first ever Maritime Summit and said that the country’s vast coast line of 7500 km offers vast investment opportunities.

Our maritime agenda will complement this ambitious infrastructure plan for the hinterland, which is going on in parallel,” he said.

Maritime India Summit 2016: India’s maiden flagship initiative of the Shipping Ministry, the Maritime India Summit 2016, is all set to attract massive investment in the sector. Modi government has laid special emphasis on the need build shipping and port infrastructure.

According to Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, the Summit provides a unique platform for participants to explore potential business opportunities in Indian maritime sector.

MIS 2016 is being organised from April 14-16, 2016 at Mumbai and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India is also set to double its ports capacity to 3000 million tonnes (MT) by 2025, Gadkari has said. The capacity of ports stood at 1,500 MT in 2015.

“We will double the capacity of our ports to 3000 MTPA by 2025,” Gadkari said recently. According to Gadkari, the MIS is in pursuance of the government’s policy of giving prime importance to developing the countries infrastructure. 

We take a look at some interesting facts about the Maritime India Summit:

1) PM Modi will release a national perspective plan on the Sagarmala Project with details of investments

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