PM unveils Amrit Kaal Vision 2047 at Maritime Summit

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India inaugurated the third edition of the Global Maritime India Summit 2023 via video conferencing on Monday in Mumbai. The summit will be held till 19 October. During the programme, Modi unveiled ‘Amrit Kaal Vision 2047’, the blueprint for the Indian maritime blue economy. The blueprint outlines initiatives aimed at enhancing port facilities, promoting sustainable practices, and facilitating international collaboration. He also laid the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 23,000 crore aligned with the ‘Amrit Kaal Vision 2047’ for the Indian maritime blue economy. He laid the foundation stone of Tuna Tekra all-weather deep draft terminal, to be built at a cost of Rs 4, 500 crore at Deendayal Port Authority in Gujarat. This latest greenfield terminal will be developed in PPP mode. The terminal will handle next-gen vessels exceeding 18,000 x 20-foot equivalent units, TEUs, and will act as a gateway for Indian trade via the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor. Modi also dedicated 300 Memoranda of Understanding worth RS 7 lakh crore rupees for global and national partnership in the maritime sector, during the programme.