Chief Minister inaugurates Doshion’s Pacific GRP pipe unit at Sanand

Published By : Admin | August 10, 2009 | 07:57 IST
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India's largest Glass fiber reinforced polyester(GRP) pipe manufacturing facility, Pacific Pipe Systems Pvt. Ltd(PPSPL), located near Sanand, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in 30 Acre campus on State Highway 17 connecting Ahmedabad to Kandla port.

The plant initially has a capacity to produce 800kms of GRP pipes of average diameter 600mm. GRP is a corrosion-free and durable alternative to Steel/Ductile iron pipes.

Pacific pipes will produce pipes in 100 to 3000 mm diameter range, in standard lengths of 12 meters and pressure ranging from 1 to 32 kg/cm2. The pipes are used in raw drinking water supply, sewerage mains and storm water drains, pen stocks & cooling water lines in power plants, seawater intake, rehabilitation using trenchless technologies and river linking and irrigation pumping.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashit Doshi, Chairman PPSPL said the Doshion group intends to achieve Rs 2750 crore turnover by fiscal year 2013-14. “If a country like France with 6.5 crore population can give world's no.1 water management company, our state Gujarat with 5.5 crore people can surely aims to give no.1 company in the same field,” said Doshi.

“We have completed this greenfield plant within 8 months. Water can't be imported or generated but only managed. We are excited to be in this field,” he added.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who was the chief guest in the function said, “MOU for this plant was signed just before 9 months and here is the plant, ready for production. This speed of implementation if commendable and this can only happen in Gujarat.”

“India needs to work seriously on Agricultural infrastructure. This pipe plant is one of the steps in this direction, ” Modi added.

The function was professionally managed, vibrant and colorful with live Jazz band, air-hostess like girls serving food and beverages among audience, a large air-conditioned tent with red carpet, an excellent exhibition area, professionally handled lunch areas, view gallery to have a glimpse of the plant from one single point and presence of many dignitaries including Gautam Adani(Adani group) and Pankaj Patel(Zydus Cadila) in audience.Also present were Rajya Sabha MP Surendra Patel, Karnavati Club's Girish Dani, Minister for water supply Nitin Patel, Ex minister Kaushik Patel, IK Jadeja and many government officers.

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led India’s participation at the 14th BRICS Summit, convened under the Chairship of President Xi Jinping of China on 23-24 June 2022, in a virtual format. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa also participated in the Summit on 23 June. The High-level Dialogue on Global Development, non-BRICS engagement segment of the Summit, was held on 24 June.

On 23 June, the leaders held discussions including in fields of Counter-Terrorism, Trade, Health, Traditional Medicine, Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation, Agriculture, Technical and Vocational Education & Training, and also key issues in the global context, including the reform of the multilateral system, COVID-19 pandemic, global economic recovery, amongst others. Prime Minister called for strengthening of the BRICS Identity and proposed establishment of Online Database for BRICS documents, BRICS Railways Research Network, and strengthening cooperation between MSMEs. India will be organizing BRICS Startup event this year to strengthen connection between Startups in BRICS countries. Prime Minister also noted that as BRICS members we should understand security concerns of each other and provide mutual support in designation of terrorists and this sensitive issue should not be politicized. At the conclusion of the Summit, BRICS Leaders adopted the ‘Beijing Declaration’.

On 24 June, Prime Minister highlighted India’s development partnership with Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and from Pacific to Caribbean; India’s focus on a free, open, inclusive, and rules-based maritime space; respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations from the Indian Ocean Region to Pacific Ocean; and reform of multilateral system as large parts of Asia and all of Africa and Latin America have no voice in global decision-making. Prime Minister noted the importance of circular economy and invited citizens of participating countries to join Lifestyle for Environment (LIFE) campaign. The participating guest countries were Algeria, Argentina, Cambodia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Senegal, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

Earlier, in the keynote speech delivered at the Opening Ceremony of BRICS Business Forum on 22 June, Prime Minister appreciated BRICS Business Council and BRICS Women Business Alliance which continued their work despite COVID-19 Pandemic. Prime Minister also suggested the BRICS business community to further cooperate in field of technology-based solutions for social and economic challenges, Startups, and MSMEs.