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India-Indonesia discuss maritime sector


Indonesians to learn National Waterway projects

Gadkari with Indonesian Minister Luhut Binser Pandjaitan.

India and Indonesia have discussed bilateral cooperation in the maritime sector such as river rejuvenation, wastewater treatment, generating revenue streams from waste, enhancing shipping linkages, developing ports and airports, training on light house technology and development of navigational aids.

Minister for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari, met Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binser Pandjaitan,  in New Delhi on 18 May 2018.

The discussions also covered cruise tourism circuit between Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Indonesia as well as cooperation for developing alternative fuels such as natural gas and methanol for ships.

Technical teams from Indonesia would visit India at the earliest to look at the experience of the Indian side on Ganga rejuvenation, development of National Waterways and training in the maritime sector.

The meeting was held ahead of a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jakarta in May 2018.

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