Goa has potential to be food processing hub, says Consul General of Japan

Sep 8, 2018

On an official visit to India, the Consul General of Japan Ryoji Noda, emphasized that food processing is an chief and fast growing industry and  Goa has a good potential for establishing food processing units.

Noda was on a visit to the Mormugao Port Trust where he expressed his views about eagerness on strengthening the trade relations between the two nations of India and Japan. He was welcomed by deputy chairman of MPT G. Rai and relevant  heads of the departments.

“My Consulate is looking after the trade interests of 5 states in India- Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We are undertaking an underground metro project in Mumbai. The Japanese port of Osaka and Yokohama has a sister port tie-up with the Mumbai port. The Mormugao port too should work towards having a sister port tie-up with other Japanese ports. We could work together on various aspects as the government of Japan wishes to promote people to people contact with the people of India and we are gradually working and promoting this relationship,” said Noda.

“Food processing is an important and fast growing industry. There is a need to tap the food resources from the sea to meet the ever growing food demands of the increasing world population. Being a coastal state, Goa has a good potential for setting up food processing industries where the waste fish could be put to good use,” informed Noda.

The traffic manager of MPT, Vipin Menoth, introduced the Consul General with the Ministry of Shipping’s ambitious Sagarmala Project which, he said, is aimed mainly for port-led development focusing on hinterland in Goa.

The Consul General of Japan declared that in the near future around 300 Japanese entrepreneurs will be attending a Trade Conference in Goa.

 

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