Port and shipping sector can create nearly 40 lakh direct jobs: Nitin Gadkari

Port and shipping sector can create nearly 40 lakh direct jobs

Shipping and road transport minister Nitin Gadkari mentioned that, port and shipping sector has potential to create nearly 40 lakh direct jobs and 60 lakh indirect employment opportunities over the next 5 years. The minister stated that port modernization programmes, hinterland connectivity and multi-modal logistics also offer huge investment opportunities. New projects include 27 port based industrial clusters, promotion of coastal shipping and development of inland waterways to create nearly 40 lakh direct jobs to the career aspirants.

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