GANDHINAGAR (Gujarat): Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a bilateral meeting with Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Wednesday after the inauguration of the Global Ayush Summit and discussed the ongoing development partnership and cooperation in defence.
PM Modi inaugurated the Global AYUSH Investment and Innovation Summit at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar in the presence of the Mauritius Prime Minister and Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO). The Mauritius Prime Minister is on an eight-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral ties.
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that PM Modi and the Mauritius Prime Minister reviewed the progress of the Metro Express Project and the proposal for an AYUSH Centre of Excellence in Mauritius.
“United by history, kinship, culture, language & the shared waters of the Indian Ocean PM @narendramodi held a bilateral meeting with PM @KumarJugnauth of Mauritius at Gandhinagar, Gujarat following the inauguration of the #GlobalAyushSummit,” he said in a tweet.
“Leaders discussed the ongoing development partnership and cooperation in defence, capacity building, people to people exchanges & #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebrations. Reviewed progress of the Metro Express Project and the proposal for an AYUSH Centre of Excellence in Mauritius,” he added.
In his remarks at the inauguration of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth praised India and Gujarat for their contribution in the field of traditional medicine. He also noted India’s support in the health sphere in his country.
Dahod will become big centre for ‘Make in India’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that Dahod city in Gujarat is going to be a big centre of Make in India and the government’s initiative to boost local manufacturing will get speed with the workshop here set up in the pre-Independence period for the overhaul of steam locomotives being upgraded to produce electric locomotives.
Addressing a programme at the launch of development initiatives in Dahod , he said that demand for electric locomotives is rising abroad. “Dahod will play a big role in meeting this demand,” he said.
The Prime Minister said India is among few countries to produce powerful locomotives of 9,000 Horsepower.
The Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of development projects worth around Rs 22,000 crore. The projects PM Modi inaugurated included those related to drinking water and turning Dahod into a smart city.
Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for manufacturing of 9000 HP Electric Locomotives at the production unit in Dahod. The cost of the project is around Rs. 20,000 crore. Dahod workshop, established in 1926 for the periodic overhaul of steam locomotives, will be upgraded to an electric locomotive manufacturing unit with infrastructural improvements.
“Dahod is now going to become a big centre for Make In India. The workshop for steam locomotives that came up before independence will now give impetus to Make In India. A factory worth Rs 20,000 crore is going to be set up in Dahod,” he said.
The Prime Minister said the Centre and state governments were working to solve problems faced by the tribal community. The Prime Minister also unveiled development projects related to Panchmahal. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel was also present on the occasion. (ANI)