Shipping Ministry's Chinthan baithak (brainstorming session) to start in a Gujarat town from Jan 21

2021-01-21 15:52:54 DG Shipping / Ministry News

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.

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