In­dia Mar­itime 2012 shows con­cern over pro­ce­dural has­sles

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In­dia Mar­itime Con­fer­ence 2012, which was held re­cently in Goa raised some of the crit­i­cal is­sues. Es­pe­cially, the con­fer­ence fo­cussed on pro­ce­dural bot­tle­necks and other stum­bling blocks in mar­itime in­fra­struc­ture devel­op­ment. At this con­fer­ence the par­tic­i­pants also dis­cussed strat­egy op­tions to­wards build­ing a glob­ally com­pet­i­tive mar­itime sec­tor.

GK Vasan, Union Min­is­ter for Ship­ping in­au­gu­rated the In­dia Mar­itime 2012 (Ex­hi­bi­tion & Con­fer­ence) which was jointly or­gan­ised by the Min­istry of Ship­ping, Government of In­dia and Fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Cham­bers of Com­merce & In­dus­try (FICCI). The Government of Goa was the ‘Host State’ for the event. The theme of the event was ‘Build­ing a global mar­itime sec­tor’.

Vasan re­leased FICCI-E&Y knowl­edge pa­per on the In­dian Mar­itime sec­tor cov­er­ing a large num­ber of im­por­tant ar­eas. Pradeep K Sinha, Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ship­ping, Government of In­dia was also present at the event and de­liv­ered the key­note ad­dress.

A ‘Spe­cial Ses­sion on In­vest­ment Op­por­tu­ni­ties in Goa’ was also or­gan­ised to show­case the op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able for pri­vate in­vestors in the state of Goa. The spe­cial ses­sion was aimed to de­lib­er­ate on strate­gies, which would en­able the state to at­tract in­vest­ment.

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