Panaji: Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) Chairman and Managing Director Cmde B B Nagpal (Retd) said that there was a need for the local Goan Industry and MSMEs to actively participate in GSL’s shipbuilding program, it was reported on Saturday.
Addressing a session on MSME Vendor Registration with GSL and GeM for Business Promotion, organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) at the Shipyard Sadan, Vasco, in South Goa on Friday, he said the Yard had a considerable order book to execute in the coming years and it was important to have strong ancillary industry and ecosystem to support its shipbuilding programs.
He also highlighted the need for all vendors to register on the GeM platform and utilise the portal’s features and advantages to their benefit.
Atul Jadhav, Chairman CII Goa State Council, appreciated GSL’s effort for being in the forefront to promote MSMEs and the Konkan Maritime Cluster in Goa to develop business for local MSMEs and strengthen indigenous manufacturing, as the shipbuilding and defence sectors have tremendous potential to build and become self-reliant.
Swetika Sachan, IAS, Director, Industries Trade and Commerce, Government of Goa, addressed the local MSME’s and offered support for the Ease of Doing Business.
The programme was organised to develop business partners through vendor development and support local MSMEs to boost their business, providing services as a vendor to Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) through the Government eMarket (GEM).