Shri Narendra Modi asks Centre to plan overall coastal development of all maritime states, in cooperation with private sectorAhmedabad, Monday: A delegation of experts from the maritime sector of Andhra Pradesh led by their Minister for Port-Airport & Infrastructure Ganta Shrinivas Rao called on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today.
Mr. Modi presented to the delegation an overview of Gujarat’s developing a strong infrastructure in ports and other sectors, including coastal marine police force, maritime engineering, port management, port-led railway, coastal environment, port city Dholera SIR, coastal cargo movement during the last ten years.
The delegation from Andhra Pradesh, which is also a maritime state with a coastline of 1,000-km, has come to Gujarat to study its success story of overall coastal development. They were impressed by the accolades won by Gujarat Maritime Board and Gujarat State Coastal Development Authority for developing Gujarat’s 1,600-km long coastline, ports, port cities and port-related activities for global economy in the 21st Century by Mr. Modi.
Mr. Modi said the Central Government should also plan overall coastal development of all maritime states, in cooperation with private sector