To discuss about increased utilisation of Indian ports, especially Chennai and Ennore, by Japan's business companies, the Union Shipping Minister GK Vasan, along with a delegation, is to discuss with the Japanese government and business community there. Vasan is scheduled to be in Japan from November 7 to 12 at the invitation of Akihiro Ohta, Japan Minister of Land, Infrastructure Transport and Tourism.
A press release said that there are around 240 Japanese companies, including Toyota, Mitsubushi, Isuzu, Nissan, Toshiba and Metal One, located in and around Chennai. The Japanese government has also expressed interest in developing the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor, as part of the Penninsular Region Industrial Development.
The press statement added that Ennore port has been identified as a main logistic hub in industrial corridor development. JICA has already commenced the study, the release said.