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Gujarat plans a port city on the lines of Japan's Kobe

Gujarat plans to create a port city on the lines of the one in Kobe in Japan, said a state government press release. The decision came during a four-day visit of a Gujarat delegation to Japan. The government also aims to make Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) larger than the one in Shanghai.

"We would like to develop a model port city and a Disaster Management Museum like Kobe," said Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat during a function organised by Kobe-Hyogo Prefecture Governor Toshizo Ido at the Governor House.

Earlier during the morning, Modi took one hour's ride in the Bay Area to acquaint himself about the working of Kobe port in the Bay Area. The Kobe port rose from the debris within two years of the disastrous earthquake in 1995. Gujarat government aims to develop Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR) as an International Port City, projected to be larger than Shanghai.

He proposes to stretch the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) as 'Coastal Corridor', extending it from Ahmedabad to Dholera and Bhavnagar, up to Kalpsar dam-cum-tidal power project. Dholera SIR is likely to bring investment amounting to $90 billion to Gujarat over the next ten years.

When finally completed, the SIR will span 903 sq km along the DMIC. There is also a proposal to connect Ahmedabad and Dholera with high-speed rail network. The delegation also wooed Japanese companies in auto and auto ancillary sector. Gujarat is home to the mother plant of Tata Nano and General Motors.

Japanese car-maker Maruti Suzuki is also coming up with its facility at Bechraji in north Gujarat. It will also bring its vendors at the vendor park to be developed near its facility. Another American car-maker Ford Motors is also setting up it facility at Sanand. French car-maker PSA Peugeot Citroen is also coming up with its facility adjacent to that of Tata Motors.

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