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Port of Bhavnagar will play a big role in building self-reliant India : PM Modi

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BHAVNAGAR : Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said the Port of Bhavnagar will play a big role in building a self-reliant India and hundreds of new employment opportunities will be created in Bhavnagar following the expansion of warehousing, transportation and logistics business.

The PM was addressing a rally at Javahar Ground in Bhavnagar after inaugurating and laying the foundation stone for various infrastructure projects of Amreli, Bhavnagar and Botad districts worth over 5,200 crore rupees at Bhavnagar. This included laying the foundation stone for World’s first CNG Terminal, inauguration of Regional Science centre at Bhavnagar.

The PM said, government has made sincere efforts to make Gujarat’s coastline the gateway to India’s prosperity since the last two decades. He said that Bhavnagar has emerged as a centre for port-led development. Due to the existing infrastructure at Alang Ship Recycling Yard, wide opportunities lie ahead for Bhavnagar in the Vehicle Scrapping and container manufacturing sector. He said Bhavnagar will also be benefited by the huge investments coming in Dholera smart city.

Mr. Modi said Gujarat coast line is playing a big role in the country’s import-export besides offering employment to lakhs of people. He said that the government of Gujarat is giving highest priority for the welfare of fishermen and farmers. From building connectivity to ports, developing sea transport routes, the government is working to strengthen the coastal ecosystem of the state.

Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, BJP State President CR Patil were present on the occasion.

Earlier, the Prime Minister also held a road show for two kms, from Women’s College circle till Jawahar Maidan. Thousands of people gathered along the road show route to greet PM Modi. In the Morning PM laid the foundation stone and dedicated to the nation, various projects worth more than 3400 crore rupees at Surat.

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