Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Maritime India Summit 2021 by video conferencing on Monday. At the meeting, the PM argued that his Government is preparing to invest in port and waterway infrastructure. The Ministry of Port Shipping and Waterways has drawn up a list of 400 investment projects.
Preparing further on the region’s long coastline, the PM said that the coastlines here could become tourist hubs. The Indian Government is preparing to establish landmark attractions around the lighthouses around the coast, and there are 189 such lighthouses in the world.
The PM said, “We have established a tourism development program on land adjacent to 78 lighthouses. The main objective of this project is to promote the growth of current lighthouses and nearby areas into special maritime tourism landmarks.”
Speaking of environmentally sustainable transport and tourism, the PM said that the Government had begun a program to operationalize 23 waterways by 2030.
At the meet, the PM also announced that measures are being taken to establish modern water transport systems in the prime coastal states and towns, including Kochi, Mumbai, Gujarat, and Goa.
“Our Government is engaging in the waterways in a manner that has never been done before. We plan to operationalize 23 waterways by 2030,” he said.
The PM also invited the world to visit India and to be part of the country’s development. It was founded at the conference that India is extremely serious about rising in the maritime field. The nation is quickly emerging as the world’s leading blue economy.
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