Prime Minister will flag off Global Maritime India Summit 2023.
In a momentous event poised to shape the future of India’s maritime landscape, the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways is gearing up for the highly anticipated Global Maritime India Summit 2023 (GIMS 2023). Scheduled to unfold from October 17 to 19, the summit is set to be inaugurated by India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, at the sprawling MMRDA Grounds in BKC, Mumbai.
Originally slated for Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, the venue was wisely relocated to Mumbai based on the prime minister’s recommendation, underscoring the significance of the event. Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, emphasized in a recent press conference that each session of GIMS 2023 has been meticulously crafted to delve into crucial issues aligning with PM Modi’s visionary theme: ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future.’
A Global Confluence of Maritime Experts:
GIMS 2023 is poised to be a melting pot of global maritime expertise, with participation expected from over 70 countries, including prominent nations like the UAE, South Africa, Armenia, Italy, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Bangladesh, and Madagascar. The summit is set to host an impressive lineup of more than 250 national and international speakers and CEOs, adding depth and diversity to the discourse.
Additionally, the event will witness active involvement from various Indian states, represented by ministers and esteemed dignitaries, creating an inclusive platform for discussions and collaborations at both national and international levels.
Pioneering Amrit Kaal Vision 2047:
At the heart of the summit lies the grand unveiling of ‘Amrit Kaal Vision 2047,’ a comprehensive blueprint designed to steer India’s maritime blue economy into the future. Prime Minister Modi will personally introduce this visionary document, outlining strategic initiatives aimed at bolstering port infrastructure, championing sustainable practices, and fostering global cooperation. These initiatives reflect India’s commitment to a sustainable and thriving maritime sector, poised for growth and collaboration on the international stage.
Transformative Initiatives and Monumental Projects:
During the summit, Prime Minister Modi is set to lay the foundation stone of the Tuna Tekra all-weather deep draft terminal, a groundbreaking project with an estimated cost exceeding Rs 4,500 crore. This terminal, located at the Deendayal Port Authority in Gujarat, represents a significant stride towards modernizing India’s port infrastructure, ensuring seamless connectivity and facilitating international trade.
In addition to inaugurating the Tuna Tekra terminal, PM Modi will dedicate to the nation and initiate projects collectively valued at over Rs 23,000 crore, in alignment with the Amrit Kaal Vision 2047. These initiatives encompass a spectrum of activities vital to the maritime sector, from infrastructural enhancements to technology-driven innovations, ushering in a new era of growth and progress.
Furthermore, the summit will witness the signing of more than 300 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) valued at an astonishing Rs 7 lakh crore. These agreements signify a robust network of global and national partnerships, forging collaborations that are poised to redefine the future of the maritime sector in India.
In essence, the Global Maritime India Summit 2023 is not merely an event; it is a pivotal moment in India’s maritime history, charting a course towards a future where innovation, sustainability, and international collaboration converge. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is poised to set sail on a transformative journey, navigating the vast oceans of opportunity that the maritime sector presents, and emerging as a global beacon of maritime excellence.