Dissemination Workshop on Green Ports Study in India
20 Nov 2020
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a dissemination workshop on developing green ports in India on 20 November 2020. This online workshop is part of the study on green ports in the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) subregion.
The workshop aimed to
- Provide relevant stakeholders with a deeper understanding of port greening strategies;
- Present the findings and recommendations of the report on port greening in Visakhapatnam Port; and
- Seek stakeholders’ support and guidance on the development of a green port policy and roadmap for Visakhapatnam Port.
Sessions were held on green port measures in energy and financial feasibility, environmental management, and opportunities for SASEC regional cooperation in port greening.
Twenty-one participants from the Government of India's Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Shipping, and the Visakhapatnam Port Trust, as well as ADB representatives, joined the workshop.
The workshop is supported by the ADB technical assistance "Advancing Cooperation in the Maritime Sector in South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation Program" financed by the United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility It is aligned with ADB‘s efforts to advance cooperation and integration in the maritime sector and promote globally competitive ports in SASEC member countries.
Photo by Candeo Gauisus