Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways chairs mid-term review meet

01 Nov 2023

The Union Minister of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (MoPSW) and Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal chaired a midterm review meeting here today. The meeting was held to determine a comprehensive approach towards swift and smooth execution of the ?PM Maritime Amritkaal Vision? with an ultimate goal to make India the global maritime leader by 2047.

Major programmes of the Ministry including its flagship programme Sagarmala as well as other prominent programmes were reviewed. The meet also inquired about the progress of 162 projects with an investment outlay of Rs 1 trillion. The Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Shantanu Thakur also participated in the deliberations along with the senior officials of major Indian ports, various PSUs, as well as other senior officials of the Ministry.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, ?India is standing at an extremely important stage towards becoming a global leader of maritime sector. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, the Maritime Amritkaal Vision, 2047 was launched exactly a month ago at the Global Maritime India Summit in Mumbai. The document is a manifestation of Modi ji?s vision towards enabling India?s ports, empowering shipping sector and rejuvenating waterways with an ultimate goal to turn India into global power in the maritime sector. We are working to make our ports break into the top 25 ports of the world. We must stick to the ?Panch Karma Sankalp? while aiming to execute the letter and spirit of the Vision Document towards realising the goal of India becoming the global leader in the maritime sector by 2047.?

The meeting opens up an opportunity to review the holistic progress made under the 'Panch Karma Sankalp' announced during the 'Chintan Shivir' in May 2023. It is to be noted that during Chintan Shivir 2023 Sonowal promised to take review of mid-year targets and today he acted upon on his promise.

Under the Panch Karma Sankalp announced during Chintan Shivir held JNPA, VOCPA, PPA, and DPA are in the process of finalising Commercial Terms and Technical Specification with Cochin Shipyard (CSL) for awarding the contract for building the Green Tugs.

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