The Government of Assam has invited The Maritime Group (TMG International, an ISO 9001 Quality Management System accredited and headquartered in Seattle, USA with offices in London, Singapore and Honolulu) to provide water taxis on the Brahmaputra, at Guwahati, Assam.
They signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the Advantage Assam Global Investor Summit 2018 on February 3 and 4 at Guwahati. Government dignitaries and global business delegates attended the summit which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
One of the key focus sectors of the Global Investor Summit (GIS) was water taxi operations.
Captain Malcolm W Parrott, Executive Vice President of the Maritime Group, who also attended and addressed the summit, signed the MOU on behalf of the group with the Government of Assam to operate water taxis on the river Brahmaputra.
Capt Parrott said, “This is a very exciting development and will open up TMG to the whole of the sub-continent of India.”
Patsloke Marine, a part of TMG (Asia) will deliver-PATSLOKE I, an eight-seater passenger boat; for use between the south and north Banks of the Brahmaputra at Guwahati.
K Srinivas Patnaik, Managing Director of The Maritime Group (Asia) Pte Ltd and founder and Chief Executive of the Patsloke Groupe, also entered into an MOU with the Government of Assam to develop a training facility in conjunction with the Ministry of Skill and Development to train local youth in various sectors of the maritime industry. “It is a landmark achievement for the Group. I am very enthusiastic and keen to explore and scale up the operations to other parts of India”, said Patnaik.