In August, 2020 the Prime Minister had declared that the Andaman and Nicobar islands will be developed as a "maritime and startup hub".
The proposal includes an international container trans-shipment terminal, a greenfield international airport, a power plant and a township complex spread over 166 sq. km. (mainly pristine coastal systems and tropical forests).
In early 2021, the NITI Aayog circulated an undated vision document titled ‘Sustainable Development of Little Andaman Island’, which proposed developing both Great Nicobar Island, as well as Little Andaman, “for economic and strategic benefits to the country but at the same time ensure conservation of the rich bio-diversity and primitive tribal groups in the core of these islands”.
It will become India's alternative to Hong Kong and Singapore. Many Indian-origin businessmen of Hong Kong have shown interest in this project.
I have created this thread to keep update of this ambitious project which can help us in realising the dream of $10 Trillion Dollar economy by 2030-35 and which has potential to establish India as a big power in Southeast Asia.