New Delhi (NVI): Chabahar Port has emerged as the connecting point between India and Eurasia to deliver humanitarian assistance during the COVID pandemic, Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said during the conclusion of the Maritime India Summit.
The second edition of the three-day Maritime India Summit has concluded today. The conference was one of the biggest virtual maritime summits of the world, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
In his keynote address of the Chabahar day Session, Mandaviya, Minister of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways said that the Chabahar Port project will be developed as a transit hub for cross connectivity between India and Eurasia.
He further added that Chabahar Port handled 123 vessels and a total of 13,752 TEUs and 18 lakh tons of bulk / general cargo.
Mandaviya reiterated the importance of the maritime sector and said, ‘The 21st century will not belong to the land; it will be a century of the seas, skies, and space’.
“Maritime India Summit-2021 will empower and strengthen Maritime India Vision-2030 which was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the inauguration of the summit,” the minister said.
Due to MIS-2021, the expectations and the aspirations of the world towards India have increased. We have to keep marching towards achieving our goal, he added.
He noted, “MoU signed during the summit should bear successful outcome with our dedicated and focused efforts’.”
In the Valedictory Session of Maritime India Summit-2021, Sanjay Bandopadhyaya, an additional secretary of the Shipping Ministry briefed about the summit and added that about 1.90 lakh delegates registered for the summit,16 international ministers from 11 nations joined for different sessions.
A total of six union ministers, chief ministers of three states, and two state ministers participated in different sessions, with more than 64,000 visitors being recorded during the three days of the summit, he added.