Governor of Kerala Arif Mohammad Khan, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministers of State Mansukh Mandaviya and V. Muraleedharanwere were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that the works inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors. They will energise the growth trajectory of India.
PM Modi said that Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP), inaugurated today, will help strengthen India’s journey towards being Aatmanirbhar as it will save foreign exchange. A wide range of industries would gain and employment opportunities would be generated.
Similarly, with Ro-Ro Vessels, a distance of almost thirty kilometres on road will become 3.5 kilometers through waterways leading to less congestion and more convenience, commerce and capacity-building.
The Prime Minister asserted that the Government of India is undertaking many efforts to improve tourism related infrastructure in Kerala.
The inauguration of Sagarika, the International Cruise Terminal in Kochi is one example of this. Sagarika Cruise Terminal will cater to over a lakh cruise guests.
Prime Minister said that the capacity building and future ready infrastructure are two important factors for national development. Today’s development works of ‘Vigyan Sagar” and reconstruction of the South Coal Berth will contribute to both these factors. Vigyan Sagar, the new knowledge campus of Cochin Shipyard would particularly help those wanting to study marine engineering.
Outlining the country’s plan for development of the Blue Economy, PM Modi said “our vision and work in this sector includes: more ports, improving infrastructure in current ports, ff-shore energy, sustainable coastaldevelopment and Coastal connectivity”.
Talking about the Pradhan Mantri Matasya Samapada Yojna, the Prime Minister pointed out that it caters to diverse requirements of fishermen communities. It has provisions for ensuring more credit.Fishermen have been linked with Kisan Credit Cards. Similarly, work is underway to make India a hub forsea-food exports.
Referring to India’s spirited response to the Corona challenge, the Prime Minister recounted the Government’s effort to help Indian diaspora especially in the Gulf. He said India is proud of its diasporain the Gulf.