PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Goa has the potential to become a defence manufacturing hub which will inturn lead to creating employment opportunities.
“Goa has the potential to become a hub for defence manufacturing, creating employment opportunities and also strengthening India’s defence capabilities,” said CM Sawant
He further said the Union government is committed to encourage self-reliance in defence manufacturing as a part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Make In India initiatives.
“If we need to achieve this,we need trained manpower and we must focus on building competent individuals at the operational level to deploy, direct, review and update the resource effectively,” he said.
Chief minister said that quality of workforce is essential for effective utilization of technology and services.
“Goa has strong prospects of becoming a logistics hub. He said that Goa already houses the Konkan maritime cluster for shipbuilding at Verna, which will generate 3,000 jobs,” he added
He said that Goa’s air, water, and road connectivity provides strategic advantages to India’s defence industry.