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Sanjay Sethi – Chairman JNPT attends MIS 2021 Review Meeting Chaired by Mansukh Mandaviya

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NAVI MUMBAI: The Maritime India Summit 2021 (MIS 2021), the flagship initiative of the Ministry for Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) is being organised to promote both domestic and international investment in the Indian Ports and Maritime sector. The virtually held event will comprise of a 3-day Summit and Exhibition from 2nd – 4th March 2021. PM Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the event, followed by a Welcome Address by Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, MoS for Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Mansukh Mandaviya chairs Review Meet

The preparations are running at a high pace and the dedicated committee is solely committed in bringing the dignified event to a high altitude, informed a recent communiqué of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.

Hon’ble Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shri Mansukh Manadaviya, chaired the meeting and reviewed the preparedness ahead of the MIS 2021. Shri Sanjay Sethi, IAS, Chairman JNPT also attended this Review Meeting.

MIS 2021

Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release the ‘Maritime India Vision 2030’’, followed by the launch of Sagarmala – Sagartat Samridhi Yojana; Arth Ganga Programme; National Logistic Portal (Marine) Project.

He will also release Compendium of Investible Projects and launch a scheme for promotion of Flagging of Merchant Ships in India.

Considering the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, the summit will be held virtually. The event is being organized by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) jointly with FICCI as Industrial Partner and EY as Knowledge Partner, will have 24 partner countries as participants and will showcase more than 400 projects.

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. JNPT Chairman Shri Sanjay Sethi will speak at the Plenary Session 1 on Developing World Class Ports.

He will emphasize on the importance of Developing Mega Ports with world-class infrastructure, Developing ‘Smart Ports’ to improve Ease of Doing Business, the impact of Digitization on the Ports and Terminals like AI, IoT, 5G led transformation and Evolving models for port development likes PPP and landlord modal.

Going forward the Ports will play a crucial role in reforming India’s economy, aiding in achieving development goals to establish itself as a strategic trade hub on the regional and international stages.

The Summit will host forums to foster interaction between stakeholders through B2B and G2B meeting and have special sessions to showcase exciting investment opportunities in the following: Port Modernisation And

New Port Development; Ship Building, Ship Repair And Ship Recycling Sector; Inland Waterways – Leveraging A Unique Mode Of Transport In India; Coastal Shipping, Hinterland Connectivity & Multi-Modal Logistics; International Shipping And Bulk Cargo Transportation; Port-Led Industrialisation – Building Port Cities And Maritime Clusters; Renewable Energy In Ports; Maritime Skill Development; Maritime Financing & Insurance.

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