Nitin Gadkari said that India is trying to make Chabahar Port in Iran
operational by 2019 .The opening of the port next year would improve the
connectivity between India and CIS countries, he said.
Mr Gadkari also
spoke at length about the efforts and initiatives taken by the NDA Government
in the last four years to bring qualitative change in the lives of people. He
talked about the massive work being done in the infrastructure sector, with
National Highways being built at an unprecedented pace of 28km/day.
He said the
country is growing at a very fast pace under a corruption free, transparent and
committed government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. India's image
and respect has grown across the world in the last four years and our rankings have improved globally on various parameters
like ease of doing business, cleanliness etc, he added.
Gadkari was on a two day official visit
to Tajikistan to represent India at the high level global
conference on “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable
Development”. He held wide-ranging talks with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Mri
Sirodjidin Muhridin, during this visit, in which the two leaders underlined the
need to give further impetus to the ongoing bilateral cooperation in various
fields and agreed to enhance mutual cooperation in the area of sustainable
Mr Gadkari had
also conveyed to the Tajikistan leader, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's
commitment towards expanding economic cooperation between the two countries and
said that New Delhi would be willing to share with Tajikistan, Indian expertise
in building quality infrastructure.