Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya unveiled the plaque of Ministry’s new nomenclature in New Delhi yesterday and addressed the officials of Ministry along with all the officials of Ports and PSUs under the Ministry. Ministry of Shipping has been renamed as the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the renaming of Ministry of Shipping while addressing the inaugural ceremony of Ro-Pax ferry service between Hazira and Ghogha in Gujarat on 8th of this month.
Mr Mandaviya stated that the country is moving ahead with a holistic and long-term approach of multi-modal connectivity. He added that he is indeed grateful to the Prime Minister for his foresight regarding the expansion of the scope of work as far as ports, shipping and waterways are concerned. He said, the Ministry is going to put extra focus on the development of Waterways and coastal shipping.
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