Shipbuilding industry to get a boost

Shipbuilding industry to get a boost with ship design & model testing center coming up, says Shipping Minister

The shipbuilding industry in the country will get a great boost with a ship design and model testing centre coming up, as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with IIT-Kharagpur. The facility will be the first-of-its-kind in the country, said Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent charge),  Mr Mansukh Mandaviya, while speaking as a Chief Guest at the inaugural of the two-day conclave of ports of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) last week, said a report.

The proposed centre would be of great use to the other six member nations in BIMSTEC—Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The Minister said there was great potential for improving maritime cooperation, and trade and commerce among the seven nations. All of them were registering 6-7 per cent growth in spite of the global slowdown and there was a great deal of synergy in their interests, he added, as per the report.

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