Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Ayush, Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated multiple projects for development of the inland waterways and marine sector in the Konkan region of Goa and Mangaluru. Three floating jetties along with a solar-powered ferry were dedicated to the nation by the Union Minister on this occasion.
Sonowal also laid the foundation stone for the development of International and Domestic Cruise Terminals at Mormugao Port with an investment of Rs 122.72 crore. The programme was also graced by the Chief Minister of Goa, Dr Pramod Sawant, Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping & Waterways and Tourism, Shripad Y Naik among other dignitaries.
The Union Minister laid the foundation stones for multiple development projects at Mormugao Port which include development of international and domestic Cruise Terminals, RO-RO, RO-PAX and other allied facilities.
In a bid to boost the infrastructure of New Mangalore Port, the Union Minister also virtually inaugurated the modern Mallaya Gate, construction of Solid Waste Management, bilingual website of New Mangalore Port Authority, construction of PQC Road from Main Gate to Kudremukh junction and construction of Truck Terminal near Customs House adjacent to NH-66. Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister Sonowal said, “The projects that we have unveiled here today are the true reflection of the vision of New India. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, we are striving towards energising our vast network of inland waterways to unlock the huge potential of growth and economic prosperity in the country. To become a truly Atmanirbhar Bharat as envisaged by the Prime Minister, it is important that we remain steadfast in our aspiration and commitment towards nation building. Within this Amrit Kaal, our country will reach the top of the world.”