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CII Logistics Summit 'Developing Roadmap for Better Linkages'
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·     Speaking at CII International Logistics Summit in Financial Capital of India- Mumbai, Mr N N Kumar, Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) mentioned that supporting the vision of the Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for port led development, JNPT has undertaken an SEZ project on 2077 hectare of land near the port which is expected to attract Rs 3000 crore of private investment and create close to 1.5 lac jobs in the area. The port has also undertaken expansion of the 44 kms road network to the port from 4 lanes to 8 lanes. JNPT is also working towards a multimodal logistics park spanning on 100 hectare of land, which will facilitate in quick movement of goods to ports and also tying up with APEC to setup a training centre at the port. He also added, JNPT is implementing the 4th terminal with Singapore Port Authority which is one of the biggest FDI investments in India and also shared that Port of Antwerp is willing to join JNPT for another project.   

Speaking about the government role Chairman, JNPT emphasized the need for more policy intervention for transparency and governance. He also highlighted that the government departments have expedited infrastructure projects, which he says is clear from quick environmental clearness received by JNPT’s green SEZ project. He also hinted that the government is working on a project called ‘Sagarmala’ under which it plans to develop coastal economic regions for port led development.

Mr Kumar mentioned that the EXIM trade and commerce is rapidly expanding in India with respect to it’s demographic dividend and economic growth potential. He further added, to facilitate the growth of logistics sector there is a need to provide affordable cost structures, technology adaption, availability of information, friendly regulatory frame work for connecting the last mile customer.

·     The Hon’ble Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai, Mr Karl Van Den Bossche while addressing the Summit mentioned that India has chosen the right path with the port led development which he suggested is the way forward for rapid growth. He mentioned that logistics is essential and is a cornerstone for India’s developmentwhich is also seen with rapid growth of e-commerce.GST is very crucial and is the needed for free flow of goods and better integration of the states for promoting industrial growth, added Mr Bossche.He also shared the European Union experience and mentioned that reducing the trade barriers within the region created more business opportunities and more jobs.

·    Mr TusharJani, Chairman, CII WR Sub-Committee on Logistics and Chairman, SCA Group mentioned that infrastructure is the most crucial sector for development and economic growth. The development of infrastructure in India has come a long way and the future holds a quicker transformation for India infrastructure story. The government is giving more attention to coastal movement which is a welcome move, he also added that the implementation of GST will provide free flow of goods which will change the way the sector operated and it will also create jobs for 4000 people at first. He mentioned that for achieving the GDP growth 400 million skilled people are required by the logistics sector alonein comparison to which we only have 14-15 million skilled man power.

 
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CII organized Logistics Summit 'Developing Roadmap for Better Linkages' on 12th December, 2014 at Mumbai.

Speaking at CII International Logistics Summit in Financial Capital of India- Mumbai, Mr N N Kumar, Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) mentioned that supporting the vision of the Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India for port led development, JNPT has undertaken an SEZ project on 2077 hectare of land near the port which is expected to attract Rs 3000 crore of private investment and create close to 1.5 lac jobs in the area. The port has also undertaken expansion of the 44 kms road network to the port from 4 lanes to 8 lanes. JNPT is also working towards a multimodal logistics park spanning on 100 hectare of land, which will facilitate in quick movement of goods to ports and also tying up with APEC to setup a training centre at the port. He also added, JNPT is implementing the 4th terminal with Singapore Port Authority which is one of the biggest FDI investments in India and also shared that Port of Antwerp is willing to join JNPT for another project.  

Speaking about the government role Chairman, JNPT emphasized the need for more policy intervention for transparency and governance. He also highlighted that the government departments have expedited infrastructure projects, which he says is clear from quick environmental clearness received by JNPT’s green SEZ project. He also hinted that the government is working on a project called ‘Sagarmala’ under which it plans to develop coastal economic regions for port led development.

Mr Kumar mentioned that the EXIM trade and commerce is rapidly expanding in India with respect to it’s demographic dividend and economic growth potential. He further added, to facilitate the growth of logistics sector there is a need to provide affordable cost structures, technology adaption, availability of information, friendly regulatory frame work for connecting the last mile customer.

The Hon’ble Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai, Mr Karl Van Den Bossche while addressing the Summit mentioned that India has chosen the right path with the port led development which he suggested is the way forward for rapid growth. He mentioned that logistics is essential and is a cornerstone for India’s developmentwhich is also seen with rapid growth of e-commerce.GST is very crucial and is the needed for free flow of goods and better integration of the states for promoting industrial growth, added Mr Bossche.He also shared the European Union experience and mentioned that reducing the trade barriers within the region created more business opportunities and more jobs.

Mr TusharJani, Chairman, CII WR Sub-Committee on Logistics and Chairman, SCA Group mentioned that infrastructure is the most crucial sector for development and economic growth. The development of infrastructure in India has come a long way and the future holds a quicker transformation for India infrastructure story. The government is giving more attention to coastal movement which is a welcome move, he also added that the implementation of GST will provide free flow of goods which will change the way the sector operated and it will also create jobs for 4000 people at first. He mentioned that for achieving the GDP growth 400 million skilled people are required by the logistics sector alonein comparison to which we only have 14-15 million skilled man power.

 

 

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Belgium and Europe also An Indian Affair: More than 100 years of European integration
Invest in Europe
Doing Business with Flanders - Belgium
Taxation under ease of doing Business in Belgium
Logistics in Belgium
Opportunities in Limburg for Indian Companies
Multimodal Logistics - Success Stories
Rethinking Physical Infrastructure
Logistics in the Boardroom
 
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