Union Minister for Ports ,Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for several port projects in Vishakhapatnam Port Trust on 24 February.
These projects are initiatives under PM Gati Shakti to cut down logistics cost, improve supply chains and make local goods globally competitive in line with Maritime India Vision 2030, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said in a statement on Tuesday (22 February).
The PM Gati Shakti – National Master Plan for Multimodal Connectivity, a digital platform, brings 16 Ministries, including Railways and Roadways, together for integrated planning and coordinated infrastructure connectivity projects.
It incorporates the infrastructure schemes of various Ministries and State Governments like Bharatmala, Sagarmala, inland waterways, dry/land ports, UDAN etc.
Economic Zones like textile clusters, pharmaceutical clusters, defence corridors, electronic parks, industrial corridors, fishing clusters, Agri zones are covered under PM Gati Shakti to improve connectivity and make Indian businesses more competitive.
The minister will also inaugurate skill development facility CEMS (Centre of Excellence in Maritime and Shipbuilding) in Vishakhapatnam on Wednesday (23 February) under Sagarmala project to provide skilled manpower as a crucial foundation for Coastal Community Development, the ministry said.
He will also review the functions of Dredging Corporation of India .
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