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Prime Minister to inaugurate Virtual 2nd MARITIME INDIA SUMMIT 2021 on 2nd March

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NEW DELHI: Around 20,000 delegates will participate, 24 partner countries will join and more than 400 Projects are set to be showcased in the 2nd edition of Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2021 to be held virtually from 2nd March to 4th March. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Maritime India Summit-2021 on 2nd March. The event is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) jointly with FICCI as Industrial Partner and EY as Knowledge Partner.

Addressing a Curtain Raiser press-conference at the National Media Centre, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya said that the Maritime India Summit (MIS) is going to provide a powerful platform for international collaboration and bring in partner countries for mutual exchange of knowledge and opportunities.

Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and senior officials also launched a brochure and the website www.maritimeindiasummit.in for the MIS-2021 during the press conference.. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the entire summit will be held on virtual platform www.maritimeindiasummit.in. The registration for the visitors and exhibitors will start from today with the launch.

Dr. Sanjiv Ranjan, Secretary of Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways briefly explained the Budget 2021-22 announcements related to Ports , Shipping and Maritime sector and termed them as pathbreaking initiatives to promote Aatmirbhar Bharat. A whole new range of opportunities will be opening up with the passing of Major Ports Authorities Bill 2020 in the parliament, Dr. Rajan added.

The Virtual Maritime India Summit will host forums to foster interaction between stakeholders through B2B and G2B meetings; special sessions on investment opportunities in India’s maritime sector including ship building, ship repair, ship recycling, dredger/ barge manufacturing, setting up of new ports and capacity augmentation of existing ports, port-based industrial development, port-based Smart cities, development of maritime cluster, hinterland connectivity projects, multi-modal logistics hubs, development of inland waterways for cargo and passenger transportation, coastal shipping, passenger ferry services, lighthouse and cruise tourism, island development and aquatic resources, renewable energy projects in ports and other services (Financing, Legal, Design etc.). The conference will project vast investment opportunities in each of the Indian maritime states and union territories.

The countries like Portugal, Spain, Russia, Greece, South Korea, UAE, Belgium, Qatar, USA, Denmark, Japan, Germany, Singapore, UK, France, Australia, Bangladesh, Norway, Sweden, Iran & Netherlands have a notable presence and investment potential in the maritime sector and can be partnered for the summit.

In all following sessions are likely to be discussed during the three day Summit.

Developing world class Ports

Shipbuilding, Ship Recycling, Ship Repair
CEO’s Forum Discussion of CEOs with the Hon’ble Minister (PSW)

Coastal Shipping, Hinterland Connectivity and Multi-modal logistics hub

Water Transport- Promoting Cargo and Passenger Movement, Opportunity for Sea Planes

Port-linked Industrialization – Building Port Cities and Maritime Clusters

Development of Port Infrastructure: Unleashing Opportunities

Boosting Business through Trade Promotion and Regional Connectivity

Multiples Break Out Sessions: Investment Opportunities in Indian Maritime States.

Source: ET

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