The Chinthan baithak (brain storming session) to finalise the road map of
the Indian Maritime sector for the next decade of the Port and shipping
ministry will be held in the Gujarat town of Dhordo in the Kutch region.
Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Ports,Shipping and Waterways (I/C) will
chair three-day Ports Review Meeting..
Chairpersons of all Major Ports of India and Senior Officials of the
ministry will participate in the extensive brainstorming conference to finalise
the roadmap of Maritime Vision-2030 from January 21 to 23rd.
Sessions included in
Chintan Baithak; satellite ports development by major ports to be deliberated
among other things
The Chintan Baithak includes sessions on exploring new vistas of urban
transportation, effective implementation of SAROD-Ports, issues related to
International Arbitrations etc. The future action plan for development of
satellite ports by all major ports will be deliberated.
Discussion on opening up more new routes for RO- RO, RO-PaX ferry and
Seaplane services across the nation,and discussion on ways and means for increasing volume &
movement of Coastal Cargo will also take place.
Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (I/C) Shri Mansukh Mandaviya
stated that the basic purpose of holding this Chintan Baithak is to evolve out
of the box ideas for improving the performance and efficiency of our Major
Ports, setting up of world-class infrastructure facilities at ports by adopting
global benchmarks for reducing logistics costs, enhancing connectivity and Ease
Of Doing Business are our focus areas.
Ideas from the
discussions dovetailed in Maritime Vision 2030
All the ideas emerged out of the extensive discussions during this Chintan
Baithak are going to be dovetailed in the Maritime Vision 2030 to fulfil '
Atmanirbhar Bharat' with his key mantra of 'Reform, Perform & Transform.