Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenationwill be on an official visit to the Republic of Koreafrom 9 April 2018. The visit of Shri Gadkari is aimed at strengthening ties between the two nations and further cementing cooperation in areas including sharing of technology, experience in port development and operation and joint participation in port-related construction, building andengineering projects of mutual interest amongst others.
During the 4 day visit, Shri Gadkari will focus on taking forward the bilateral cooperation between India andKorea in shipping, ports, inland waterways, highways, river interlinking and infrastructure sectors. An Undertaking on Mutual Recognition of Certificate of Competency of sea-farers will be signed during the visit.
This visit will further promote the bilateral cooperation. Shri Gadkari will visit Samsung Heavy industries, Busan Port, National Transport Information Centre in Seoul, and address a business forum on the maritime sector and also a seminar on India- Korea Infrastructure Corporation Forum. An interaction with financial institutions and investors is also scheduled.
The Minister will meet his counterpart, Minister of Ocean & Fisheries and Minister for Land, Infrastructure & Transport and interact with the captainsof RoK trade and industry.