Sector Specific Report (Infrastructure) l May 2022

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), under the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has organized the Waterways Conclave 2022 in April in Dibrugarh, Assam. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the industry partner of the conclave which was aimed to make use of India’s ecosystem of international and domestic waterways present in the North-eastern region. It is supposed to help in boosting the bilateral trade and commerce and infrastructural developments in the region along with an additional boost to the local economy. The conclave has the following major objectives coherent with PM Gati Shakti Master plan to provide fast track multimodal waterways connectivity for India’s strategically located Northeastern region: