486 MoUs were signed for Maritime India Summit 2021

The year-end review mentioned a compendium of 400 Investible Projects for INR 2.24 lakh crore for investment was released for the Summit.

486 MoUs were signed for Maritime India Summit 2021
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New Delhi: This year under Maritime India Vision 2030, 486 MoUs were signed for Maritime India Summit 2021 by 22 Maritime Ports/Agencies/Authorities for INR 3.39 lakh crore across different subsectors. Back in March 2021, the Prime Minister inaugurated the 'Maritime India Summit 2021' through video conferencing, organized by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways.

The year-end review mentioned a compendium of 400 Investible Projects for INR 2.24 lakh crore or USD 31.08 Bn for investment was released for the Summit. During the three days of the summit, a number of important announcements were made.

Maritime India Summit 2021 highlights:-

  • About 1.90 lakh delegates registered for the summit.
  • 16 international ministers from 11 nations joined the summit for different sessions.
  • A total of six Union Ministers, Chief Ministers of three states, and two State Ministers attended different sessions.
  • A total of 55 CEOs attended the CEO’s forum, which include 31 international CEOs and 24 Indian CEOs.
  • A total of 22 CEOs attended the CEO’s roundtable, which include 11 International and 11 Indian CEOs
  • A total of 185 speakers attended various thematic sessions during the summit, which included 124 Indian speakers and 61 International speakers
  • A total of 110 exhibitors participated in the summit, in 18 pavilions and 107 booths, which led to 7500+ B2B meetings
  • A total of 70500+ Visitors were recorded at the end of three days of the summit.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ministry of Civil Aviation on 15.06.2021 to jointly facilitate the development of “Non-scheduled/Scheduled operation at seaplane services within the territorial jurisdiction of India under RCS-UDAN scheme.

In presence of the Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, IWAI signed MoUs on 26.08.2021 with:

  • Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) for development of Dhansiri River (NW-31) for movement of Over Dimensional Cargo (ODC) and Project Cargo of Numaligarh Refinery using Inland Water Transport.
  • Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HSCL), a subsidiary of Cochin Shipyard Limited for construction of Ship Repair Facility Project at Pandu, Guwahati, Assam.