Nitin Gadkari launches website of Maritime India Summit 2016

Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari launched a dedicated website to the union government’s Maritime India Summit 2016 to be held in April at the Ports and Shipping seminar at Make in India (MII) Summit..

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The website will facilitate investors and participants access detailed information about the summit, including registrations. The Minister urged potential exhibitors and other participants to register themselves online and avail the “early bird discount” till March 10.

The Maritime India Summit

  • The Maritime India Summit, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 at the city’s Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be the maiden global summit to be organised by the shipping ministry.
  • The Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2016 will comprise an Investors’ Summit on April 14 and 15, 2016, along with exhibition and demo sessions spread over three days.
  • Republic of Korea is the partner country for the MIS 2016 and will be represented by a high-level ministerial and business delegation.
  • More than 50 other maritime nations have also been invited to attend the summit.

The Minister said many initiatives including modernisation and capacity addition have already been undertaken for ports with an investment of Rs.80,000 crore.

Colachel in Tamil Nadu, Sagar in West Bengal and Wadhawan in Maharashtra would be the three new ports on the Indian coast.