Surat (Gujarat) [India]: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority (JNPA) in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized ‘JNPA SEZ Investor Conclave 2022’ to woo the investors from Surat and the south Gujarat region to invest in India’s first Port-based multi-product operational Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on Wednesday.
JNPA’s multi-product SEZ project is developed on 277.38 Ha of freehold land by JN port, incorporating the Land Use Plan of the Port.
Addressing the conclave, Sanjay Sethi, IAS and Chairman, JNPA said “JNPA is poised to strengthen its growth aspects in the port-led business with this specific SEZ project, which offers a variety of facilities ranging from single-window clearances to multi-modal connectivity and ready state-of-the-art infrastructure, making it an ideal choice for establishing businesses and boosting export-oriented industries in India.” On behalf of JNPA, I extend an invitation to all potential investors to participate in this project and invest in the next and future growth story.”
JNPA SEZ aims to generate additional economic activity, promotion of exports, promotion of investments, creation of employment, and infrastructure development in the region. It also has special incentives to offer to its investors such as economic laws that are more liberal than the rest of the country’s general economic rules and subsidized rates for water and electricity supply.
The infrastructure development for JNPA SEZ includes all basic infrastructure, namely road, power, water, stormwater drain, sewage collection and treatment, and solid waste disposal. Basic utilities like road, water, power, and sewage lines are provided near the plot boundary in various sectors of JNPA SEZ. There is an E-tender cum E-auction process for the allotment of land at JNPA SEZ, making the tender process completely online and transparent, and all this combined caters to the objective of port-led industrialization that would benefit both industries and the investors.
Paras Mehta Chairman, CII Southern Gujarat Zonal Council; Director, Orgo Chem (Gujarat) Pvt Ltd laid an emphasis on the rich heritage of Maritime Transport of the country and said “initiatives like Sagarmala & PM Gati Shakti National Master Plan are some of the forward-looking initiatives launched by our government are some of the credible steps towards this direction. A well-coordinated action plan that aligns well with these initiatives is bound to accentuate our global presence by facilitating the industry to harness our strategic vantage points. We consider Investor Conclave is an open-hearted approach adopted by the Management of the JNPA SEZ to interact with the Industry Captains for understanding their requirements, resolving the ambiguities, if any, and addressing their concerns. We are sure that this inclusive step will forge partnerships that will set new benchmarks in the era of port-led industrialization.”
Welcoming this port-led industrialization initiative Anand Desai, Chairman of CII Gujarat State Council and Managing Director, Anupam Rasayan Pvt Ltd said “It is imperative for the industry to partner with the Government and be a part of various development-oriented initiatives that have been chalked for the realization of the ambitious ‘Maritime Vision 2030’. Setting of port-proximate industrial capacities near the coast as a part of the Sagarmala Project is one such initiative that is expected to give impetus to the Indian Industry. I would like to congratulate the JNPA SEZ Management for organizing this outreach-oriented initiative and taking special efforts to touch-basing with the stakeholders from the Indian Industry. I am sure that the deliberations which will emerge at this Conclave will certainly deliver a positive impact on the futuristic growth of the JNPA SEZ and Industry.”