PANAJI: Steps are being taken to introduce urban water transport systems in key states and cities such as Goa, Kochi, Mumbai and Gujarat said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the virtual Maritime India Summit 2021. “ Ours is a Government that is investing in waterways in a way that was never seen before. Domestic waterways are found to be cost effective and environment friendly ways of transporting freight. We aim to operationalise 23 waterways by 2030,” he said. India will invest $82 billion in port projects by 2035, raise share of clean renewable energy source in maritime sector, develop waterways and boost tourism around lighthouses as part of port-led development, PM added.
Dubbed as one of the biggest virtual summits in the world, the summit is expected to wirness participation of more than 1.7 lakh registered participants from more than 100 nations. Ministers from 8 nations, more than 50 global CEOs and more than 160 speakers which includes 115 international speakers from 24 nations are expected to participate in the 3-day event.
PM Modi has exhorted global investors to invest in Goa –CM Sawant
PM Modi has exhorted global investors to invest in the Maritime Sector in Goa along with Gujarat, informed CM Pramod Sawant. Goa is looking at commodities and tourism related scope for maritime cluster including Ship Building, repairs, import- export etc said Sawant further adding, “I am repeating, it’s not for coal”. Sawant will speak at one of the sessions of the summit tomorrow on scope and infrastructure available in the state. MPT , Director of Tourism, GTDC MD, Captain of Ports etc will also represent Goa at the summit, he added .