April 14, 2016: Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road, Transport and Highways and Shipping, Government of the Republic of India and Kim Young Suk, Minister of Oceans and Fisheries, Government of the Republic of Korea signed MoU in Mumbai to encourage and facilitate the development of ports. The South Korean delegation led by Minister Kim is in Mumbai to participate in the Maritime India Summit, 2016 (MIS, 2016). This MoU is for cooperation and mutual assistance between India and Republic of Korea in port related matters. The Union Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Shipping for signing of this MoU on April 6, 2016.
The partnership will also help both the countries to enhance port related industry, maritime relationship and cooperate in the tasks of sharing of technology, experiences in the fields of port development and operation, exchange of information on construction, building, engineering and related aspects in the field of port development, Joint participation in port-related construction, building and engineering projects that both parties are interested in, exchange of experts including officials from the relevant ministries of each country in the field of port, and related education and training.
MIS, 2016 is a maiden flagship initiative of the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India that provides a unique platform for participants to explore potential business opportunities in Indian Maritime Sector. MIS, 2016 is being organised from April 14-16, 2016 at Mumbai and will have conference, exhibition and demo sessions. Republic of Korea is the Partner Country of MIS, 2016. A delegation of over 100 participants from South Korea are attending the Summit.
Photo: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the Korean exhibition at Maritime India Summit, in Mumbai . The Governor of Maharashtra, C. Vidyasagar Rao, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Anandiben Patel, the Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, P. Radhakrishnan and the Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Rajive Kumar are also seen.