PM Narendra Modi in Kochi: ‘Our actions today will shape our growth trajectory in years to come’

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Updated: February 14, 2021 5:10:40 pm

PM Narendra Modi LIVE from Kochi: PM Narendra Modi will also lay the foundation stone of Reconstruction of South Coal Berth at Cochin Port.

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PM Narendra Modi LIVE from Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said in Kochi that India is at a historic point today and our actions today will shape our growth trajectory in years to come. “Our people have shown that with right opportunities, they can do wonders. Let’s keep working towards creating such opportunities. Together we will create an Aatma nirbhar bharat,” said PM Modi. The PM laid the foundation stone and dedicated various projects to the nation, at Kochi. These projects will add crucial momentum to the growth trajectory of these states and help hasten the pace of realizing full development potential. Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said that tourists flock to Kochi not only for sightseeing but also for its unique historical, cultural and spiritual places. The Government of India is taking many efforts to develop and strengthen many tourism activities, said the PM. He also urged the startups to come out with innovative ideas to promote tourism in post-COVID world.

The PM dedicated to the nation the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP) of BPCL. The complex will produce Acrylates, Acrylic Acid and Oxo-Alcohol, which are at present predominantly imported, and is expected to result in saving of about Rs 3700 to 4000 crore/annum in foreign exchange. Constructed at a capital cost of about Rs 6000 crore, the PDPP Complex has been set up close to the refinery to achieve integration of feedstock supply, utilities, off-sites and other facilities. It will benefit the downstream sector in saving huge costs as a result of the ready availability of feedstock and optimized supply chain management. With the commissioning, Kochi Refinery has become the first Indian refinery to produce niche petrochemicals.

PM Modi also dedicated to the nation the Ro-Ro Vessels at Willingdon Islands, Cochin. The International Waterway Authority of India will deploy two new Roll-on/ Roll-off vessels between Bolgatty and Willingdon Island on National Waterway-3. The Ro-Ro vessels, MV Adi Shankara and MV CV Raman, will have the capacity to carry six 20-feet trucks, three 20-feet trailer trucks, three 40-feet trailer trucks and 30 passengers each. The service will benefit trade as a result of reduced transportation cost and transit time, and will also lead to reduced congestion on the roads of Kochi.

The PM inaugurated the International Cruise Terminal “Sagarika” at Cochin Port. Situated at the Ernakulam Wharf on Willingdon Island, it is India’s first full-fledged international cruise terminal. It has state-of-the-art facilities and has been constructed at a cost of Rs.25.72 crore. It will promote tourism, give a fillip to development and will act as an effective instrument for employment generation, earning revenue and foreign exchange.

Prime Minister Modi also inaugurated the Marine Engineering Training Institute, Vigyana Sagar, Cochin Shipyard Ltd. It is a premier Maritime Learning Centre and is the only Maritime institute in India functioning within a shipyard, having extended training facilities for trainees on various vessels under construction or repair. Constructed at a capital cost of Rs 27.5 crore, the institute has an intake capacity of 114 fresh graduates. It will create a talent pool of marine engineers and personnel to fulfil the requirement of the Maritime industry in India and abroad.

PM Modi laid the foundation stone of Reconstruction of South Coal Berth at Cochin Port. It is being reconstructed at an estimated cost of Rs 19.19 crore under the Sagarmala Scheme. Upon completion, a dedicated berthing facility will be available for chemical handling at Cochin Port. Reconstruction of the Berth will ensure quick and efficient handling of cargo and reduced logistics cost.

Governor and Chief Minister of Kerala, along with Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas were  present on the occasion.

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    17:07 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    We are a historic point today, our actions today will shape our growth trajectory in years to come: PM Modi

    We are a historic point today, our actions today will shape our growth trajectory in years to come....Our people have shown that with right opportunities, they can do wonders. Let's keep working towards creating such opportunities..Together we will create Aatma nirbhar bharat: PM Modi

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    In the last few years, the governments of Gulf nations have also released many Indian on humanitarian ground on our government's request: PM Modi. Our government extends its full support to our citizens working in Gulf countries, said PM

    17:02 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    India is proud of its diaspora in Gulf. It was an honour for me to spend time with them: PM Modi

    India is proud of its diaspora in Gulf. It was an honour for me to spend time with them. It's been an honour for our government to help them through Vande Bharat mission during COVID-19 pandemic: PM Modi

    17:01 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Our government has been sensitive towards the need of our citizens in Gulf: PM Modi

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    17:00 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Vigyan Sagar is the new knowledge campus of the Cochin Shipyard: PM Modi

    Vigyan Sagar is the new knowledge campus of the Cochin Shipyard. This campus is a reflection of the importance of skill development: PM Modi

    16:59 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    PM Modi said sea bed farming is growing. He called upon researchers to help it become more viable.

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    16:57 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    We are now looking at high quality, high quantity and top quality infrastructure: PM

    Today the definition and scope of infrastructure has changed. We are now looking at high quality, high quantity and top quality infrastructure for the coming generation, with special attention to coastal regions, North East and mountainous areas: PM Modi

    16:56 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    The works being inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors and will energise India's growth trajectory: PM Modi

    The works being inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors and will energise India's growth trajectory, says PM Narendra Modi after launching various projects in Kochi.

    16:54 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    The Sagarika Cruise Terminal brings both comfort and convenience for tourists: PM Modi

    India's tourism sector has been growing well. There is a lot more to be done. We are confident we will improve more. The Sagarika Cruise Terminal brings both comfort and convenience for tourists. It'll cater to over 1 lakh cruise guests: PM Modi

    16:49 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    PM urged start-ups to think innovative ways to promote tourism

    PM Modi urged start-ups to think innovative ways to promote tourism

    16:46 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    We have gathered here to celebrate the development of Kerala and India: PM Modi

    We have gathered here to celebrate the development of Kerala and India. The works being inaugurated today cover a wide range of sectors. They will energize the growth trajectory of India: PM Narendra Modi in Kochi

    16:42 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicates various development projects to the nation
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    This is a happy occasion for us: CM P Vijayan
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    PM had earlier shared the details of his Chennai and Kochi visit
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    Roll-on/Roll-off vessels between Bolgatty and Willingdon Island will help container carrying vehicles to circumvent Kochi city roads

    The Roll-on/Roll-off (RO-RO) vessels between Bolgatty and Willingdon Island will help container carrying vehicles to circumvent the Kochi city roads, thereby ensuring seamless traffic and fuel saving.

    15:32 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Reconstruction of the South Coal Berth will ensure quick and efficient handling of cargo

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    15:22 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    'Sagarika International Cruise Terminal at Cochin Port will open up new vistas of business'

    Minister of State for Shipping Mandaviya said the Sagarika International Cruise Terminal at Cochin Port will open up new vistas of business development in travel, tourism and allied areas.

    15:12 (IST)14 Feb 2021
    Propylene Derivatives Petrochemical Complex at Kochi Refinery is one-of-a-kind project

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    Prime Minster Narendra Modi was in Chennai earlier today where he inaugurated several projects. The PM inaugurated Chennai Metro Rail Phase-I extension, the fourth Railway line between Chennai Beach and Attipattu, the Railway Electrification of single line section in Villupuram - Cuddalore - Mayiladuthurai - Thanjavur and Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur and laid the foundation stone for the extension, renovation and modernization of the Grand Anicut Canal System as well as for the Discovery Campus of IIT Madras.
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