India Maritime 2012 shows concern over procedural hassles
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.