Surat to be safest global diamond hub, says Indian PM Modi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that with the completion of Diamond Research and Mercantile (DREAM) City, Surat will be developed as one of the safest and most convenient diamond trading hubs in the world.
Addressing after launching developmental projects worth Rs 3,400 crore, PM Modi said, "When the 'Dream City' project is completed, Surat is going to develop into one of the safest and most convenient diamond trading hubs in the world. The government has given approval to the power loom mega cluster which will lessen the problems of the power loom workers. It will also solve the pollution problems."
Notably, the DREAM City project has been launched with the vision to meet the growing demand for commercial and residential space for the rapidly growing diamond trading sector in Surat.
Stating that people from across the country live in Surat, the Prime Minister called the city a "mini-India".
"It's my privilege to lay the foundation stone for infrastructure, sports & spiritual destinations in Gujarat during ongoing celebrations of Navratri... Surat is a great example of 'Jan Bhagidari' and unity. People from across India live in Surat, it's a mini-India," he said.
The Prime Minister further said that the four Ps - 'People's Public Private Partnership' - make Surat a special city.