PANAJI: MoS Shripad Naik said that Goa has the potential to become a global maritime hub due to its strategic location.
“Goa has the potential to become a global maritime hub due to its strategic location and play a dominant role in international trade,” said Naik,
The Union minister added that the summit would nurture the business ecosystem. “As we convene the world’s maritime leaders, policymakers, investors and influencers, the summit will be a focal point for industry expansion,” he said.
Naik has said that Goa due to its large seafarer community can easily become a seafarer service provider to the Indian maritime industry.
He urged the Goan seafarers to take advantage of the various theme-based sessions in the upcoming summit as a platform to showcase their skills to the world and garner business.
Naik spoke in the presence of chairman of the Mormugao Port Authority Dr. N. Vinod Kumar, Caption of Ports, Panaji Vikas Gaunekar, development advisor of ports, MOPSW H.N. Aswath, senior officials of the MPA, and others.
The Union minister expressed confidence that the summit will usher in a new era in India’s maritime sector.
The Global Maritime India Summit 2023 will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It will have thematic sessions as well as sessions for countries and states.
The summit will debate on polices governing India’s maritime sector. Goa with a maritime history is expected to play a key role in the approaching summit. The MPA is one of the sponsors of the summit and FICCI, then industry partner.