Japan Keen for $22 million project at Alang
A high-level delegation of Japan’s ship owners’ association met Hon’ble Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 13th February, 2012. The delegation expressed eagerness to begin the Japan government’s project on Alang-Sosiya ship yard. The pro-ject will turn the AlangSosiya shipyard into a safe and eco-friendly yard at par with international norms. The project will be funded by the Japan government. Alang ship recycling yard is Asia’s biggest shipyard with recycling of about 400 ships annually. Japan has a 40% share in the world’s shipping industry and is highly dependent on China for recycling of ships. The Industries department of Japan government (METI) has carried out a study, according to which the Alang-Sosiya can be transformed into a better shipyard if it is made safer and eco-friendly as per the guidelines of a convention of International Maritime Organization held in Hong Kong. Japan government is keen to initiate this project at the cost of $22 million. The delegation comprising officials of leading companies of shipping industry of Japan included K. Tomoda (Kawasaki), S. Tatsukawa (Mitsui OSK), T Kitayaya (NYK line) along with the officials of Mitsubishi, Nippon, KG and JX Tanker. The dele-gation was accompanied by Shri Pankaj Kumar, IAS, Managing Director, Gujarat Maritime Board. The delegation outlined the plan to turn the Alang shipyard into an international-level ship recycling yard. For Mo re I nformation about Japan Keen for $22 million project visit http://www.vibrantgujarat.com/ Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2013
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A high-level delegation of Japan’s ship owners’ association met Hon’ble Chief Minister Narendra Modi on 13th February, 2012. The delegation...