The Government of Goa has allotted land to the consortium of 49 Goan MSME units to set up Goa Maritime Cluster with the aim of creating world-class facilities for shipbuilding.
The earlier this week ceremony held, and Goa CM Pramod Sawant give the 14,381 sq. meters of land for the project to set up its Common Facility Center.
This is the first Maritime Cluster of India, this all project are supported by the Union Ministry of Shipping, Directorate General of Shipping, and the Ministry of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises.
The project’s Suraj Dialani CMD is said that it is a consortium of 49 Goan MSME units, with the other 180 units directly benefiting. The cluster aims are to create world-class facilities for ship manufacturing, ship and boat builders, ship repairers, and other marine equipment manufacturers.
Dialani said that envisaging major employment generation and skill and technology growth, the cluster will not only expand its services to Goa’s shipbuilders, but other manufacturers will also need it.
He also said that Goa is a natural progression in coastal shipping from the time immemorial on the west coast of India, to strategic location, proximity to major shipping routes, major resources and positively minded Goans. Ships manufactured in Goa for India Coastline and exported to the European and other Asia-Pacific regions.
Dialani said that Goa is the largest and most capable force in terms of skill, manpower and experience in the maritime sector as 150 strong enterprises spanning two generations. He said that the allocation of land for the Common Facility Center is a major step towards the commissioning of the cluster.
Dialani said that with the continued support of the Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Shipping and the State Government, other milestones will also be achieved soon, paving the way for the Konkan Marine Cluster to shine as the pride of the Indian maritime sector, and For others, the role of MSME in the direction of sustainable development in role model shipbuilding and other manufacturing sectors.