The Indian Ports Association (IPA) and Research & Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) signed a Memorandum of Agreement for setting up a Centre for Maritime Economy and Connectivity in the presence of the Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal. During the function, various other dignitaries were also present including senior officials from MoPSW, RIS, and IPA.
IPA and RIS Signed an Agreement to Set Up the Centre for Maritime Economy and Connectivity- Key Points
- Dr. Sanjeev Ranjan, Secretary (PSW) complimented the IPA and RIS teams for the effort put in for setting up the center.
- He informed that the proposed project of the Transhipment Port at Galathea bay at Greater Nicobar in Andaman & Nicobar Islands will be the future which will be advantageous for the BIMSTEC Nations.
- As a result, the GatiShakti initiative of the Prime Minister will go beyond the shores of India where the neighboring Countries’ ports can also derive benefits.
- Union Minister for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Ayush Shri Sarbananda Sonowal stated that under the leadership of PM Modi, people are witnessing great changes, particularly in the infrastructure and policy areas.
- The whole world is now looking towards India for its leadership in almost all sectors. The Minister also expressed his opinion that RIS should also offer its expertise in Policy Formulations, so that policy decisions can be implemented by the Government in line with the vision of Prime Minister Modi.