Sri Lanka maritime forum to showcase ‘Make in India’ opportunities
ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lanka will host the second Colombo International Maritime conference 2016 in September where opportunities provided from the Make in India initiative will be in focus.
‘The ‘Make in India’ initiative will open up many opportunities in the shipping sector,” a statement from the organisers said.
"The emerging situation will demand huge requirement of dredgers and harbour crafts to improve infrastructure in India alone."
Apart from this, the experts say, the country needs more connectivity, ships and ports to handle containers, liquid and gas cargo. The oil exploration will move to deep water and the requirement for offshore support service will boost shipbuilding in the coming years.
"The India led expansion will be complementary to states around it, particularly Sri Lanka as it is located at a strategic sea route connecting the east west shipping lane and is the number one transshipment center in South Asia," the statement said.
The South Asia Maritime Forum will be the launch pad of the two-day 2nd Colombo International Maritime Conference which will start on the 21st of September 2016.
The South Asia Maritime forum will have speakers from India and other regional countries. (Colombo/Aug04/2016)