Saturday, October 1, 2011

PM’s address at SCI's Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Mumbai

Rohit Dhyani:: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of shipping Corporation of India in Mumbai.



Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of shipping Corporation of India in Mumbai. Manmohan Singh said that I am delighted to participate in the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Shipping Corporation of India.


For fifty years now the SCI has rendered outstanding services to the nation. I extend my very warm greetings to all those who have been associated with the Corporation in its journey of half a century.


He added that in this half century, the SCI has transformed itself from a small shipping line to the largest shipping company of our country and also a Navratna Public Sector Enterprise. It would be no exaggeration to say that the growth of India's merchant marine sector has been led by the SCI.


He further added that We need to accelerate the pace of expansion of the port sector, particularly through public private partnerships. 


We also need to improve the draught in our ports by increasing the pace of dredging. In inland waterways we need to promote investments, particularly in the remote areas of our country, like in the North East.