MVIRDC World Trade Center (WTC) Mumbai organised the 18th World Trade Centers Association Day on June 25, 2019 at WTC Mumbai. Mr. Jaykumar Rawal, Hon’ble Minister for Food and Drugs Administration, Tourism and Protocol, Government of Maharashtra said, “This is a momentous day for the global community of World Trade Centers (WTCs) as they renew the spirit of solidarity and reaffirm their commitment to international trade. This event will strengthen the commitment of all WTCs towards their shared mission of ‘Prosperity through Trade’.”
Mr. Rawal opined, “Maharashtra is the largest mango exporter in the country contributing 90% of total exports.” The Minister said, “We are committed towards strong food and drug quality standards and wish to collaborate with the world on these aspects. We are training children in schools on the importance of nutritional food aspects.”
The Minister said, “Government of Maharashtra has reserved Rs. 100 crore for modernisation of bus stations at pilgrim centres in the state. The concept of tourism police in the district of Sindhudurg, Aurangabad and Nagpur besides Shirdi and Mumbai was announced. The state government will provide security services of international standards to tourists in these places.”
Mr. Rawal suggested, “The state government has entered into an agreement with Mahindra Lifespace Developers (MLDL) to develop a 1,300-acre eco-friendly tourist destination at Murud in district Raigad.”
Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai said, “Since 2002, the global network of WTCs has been observing World Trade Centers Association Day to renew its commitment to promote peace and stability through trade.”
Mr. Morarka added, “As a result of this unwavering commitment to promote global trade, the iconic WTC movement continues to grow strength-by-strength every year despite the ghastly terrorist attack on WTC in New York on September 11, 2001.”
Mr. Kalantri, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai and Board Director – World Trade Center Association, New York said, “The Center can conduct studies in identifying trade opportunities in the food, drugs and tourism sectors. He further suggested the Government of Maharashtra should focus on improving the Mid-Day Meal programme.
Also present on the occasion were Mr. Sharad Upasani, Vice Chairman, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai, Mr. Y. R. Warerkar, Director General, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai and Ms. Rupa Naik, Senior Director, MVIRDC World Trade Center Mumbai along with members of trade, industry and consular corps.
Mr. Kamal Morarka (3rd right) felicitating Mr. Jaykumar Rawal. Also present (L-R): Ms. Rupa Naik, Mr. Y. R. Warerkar, Mr. Vijay Kalantri and Mr. Sharad Upasani.