Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s speech at the inauguration of Phase 1 of RO RO Ferry Service between Ghogha and Dahej, travels in maiden voyage of the service on 22nd Oct, 2017

I am happy to be in Gujarat to personally convey new year greetings.

This programme may be for a ferry between Ghogha and Dahej but this programme is of vital importance for the entire nation

Ferry service is a first of sorts. Its a dream come true for people of Gujarat.

I am also here with regard to a project in dairy sector, a sector to which we have given immense importance over the last two decades. I urge people to explore opportunities in animal husbandry

The history of human civilisation illustrates the vitality of rivers and maritime trade.

Gujarat is the land of Lothal. How can we forget these aspects of our history. This programme is to bring back to life our glorious past, connect Saurashtra & South Gujarat.

Imagine how much time and petrol this ferry service will save. This ferry service connects Saurashtra and South Gujarat…people from these regions frequently travel to and fro

When I was serving as CM, I faced hostility from the then Central Government. Efforts were made to stall industries and the state’s growth.

Over the last three years we have changed that and given importance to the development of Gujarat

Gujarat is blessed with a long coastline and we should harness opportunities arising due to this. We took steps in developing coastal infrastructure

This ferry service will not be restricted to this one route. We are planning to link other places also through ferries

Sadly, our transport sector was not integrated enough. We have changed that in the last three years. The goal is to make our transport sector integrated and state of the art

Our vision is ports for prosperity. India needs better ports and more ports

Without proper connectivity, the economic development of a nation slows down. Keeping this in mind we are focussing on ports infrastructure

Our focus is on the blue economy. We see the blue economy as integral to our vision of a new India