A delegation of Ambassadors call on Chief Minister Virbhader Singh

Jun 02, 2016 15:21 | Poltics
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Discusses potential investment opportunities in various sectors

To identify potential investment opportunities in various sectors as Industries, Tourism, Power, Health, Food Processing and Infrastructure, a select group of Ambassadors comprising High Commissioner of India to United Kingdom, Shri Navtej Singh Sarna, Ambassador of India to Czech Republic, Shri Krishan Kumar, Ambassador of India to Niger, Shri R.S.Malhotra and Ambassador of India to Syria, Shri Manmohan Singh Bhanot met Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh here today.

Issues pertaining to air and rail connectivity were also discussed. The Chief Minister welcomed and honoured them with Himachali Shawl and a cap. He detailed them about the measures initiated to promote tourism and industrial investments in the State. As the economy of the State was dependant mainly on Horticulture and Agriculture, discussions pertaining to opening of small Food Processing Units were also held. The Chief Minister said that our main focus was to promote industrial investment as the State government was offering many sops and incentives to the entrepreneurs.

The main purpose of the visit was to also familiarize and get ourselves acquainted with the immense potential of various regions in various sectors, and to attract potential investors from various countries to invest in India, briefed Shri Navtej Singh Sarna.

The delegation would also conduct meetings and interactive session with various departments of the State Government and representatives of Industries in the State. Senior government officers from departments like Planning, Agriculture and Horticulture, Forest PWD, Education, Revenue, Urban Development and Town and Country Planning besides officers from the industries department also conducted a meeting with them to help them better understand the socio-economic scenario of the State and gave a detailed presentation.

The delegation would also be interacting with local farmers and representatives of Tourism department at Chail on 3rdJune, during their field visit.

Chief Secretary, Shri V.C.Pharka, was also present on the occasion amongst several senior officers.