India is giving topmost importance to develop its blue economy, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while inaugurating several projects in Kochi.
He said, “Our vision and work in this sector include improving infrastructure on current ports, more ports, offshore energy, sustainable coastal development and coastal connectivity.”
PM Modi further said, “The Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical complex of Kochi Refinery will help strengthen our journey towards being Atmanirbhar,” adding that a wide range of industries would gain employment opportunities with the help of the project.
Tourists come to Kochi not only as a transit point to go to other parts of Kerala and the spiritual, market, historical and other such places are widely known, he remarked.
“The central government is undertaking several efforts to improve tourism here. The inauguration of Sagarika – the International Cruise Terminal in Kochi – is an example of this,” he added.
Sagarika Cruise Terminal brings both comfort and convenience for tourists and will cater to over 1 lakh cruise guests, he said.