Vibrant Gujarat Roadshow Held in Kolkata
Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasma invites West Bengal and States across the country to participate and benefit from Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit
Kolkata, December 11, 2018: With the 9th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 fast approaching, Gujarat Education Minister Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama led the official road-show for the Global Summit in Kolkata at the Swissotel here today. The Minister was leading a delegation of senior Government of Gujarat officials including, Shri A.K Rakesh, IAS Principal Secretary, Panchayat, Rural Housing and Development, Smt Mamta Verma IAS, Industries Commissioner and Smt S. Chhakchhuak IAS, Director Gujarat Energy Development Authority
Addressing a hall filled with industrialists and business leaders from the manufacturing and service sectors, Shri Chudasama laid out the theme and focus for the 9 th edition of the biennial summit. He spoke in detail about the investment potential in Gujarat and gave a glimpse of the government policies designed for different sectors that have furthered growth and investment in the state of Gujarat.
Inviting participation at the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Shri Chudasama said, " We expect more than 35,000 participants at the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit, including not just business leaders and investors, but also a large number of traders, exporters and importers. Vibrant Gujarat 2019 is proposed to have a much sharper focus on networking and B2B interactions; and hence events such as Buyer-Seller Meet and Conclave of Global Chambers of Commerce would be of immense relevance to serve this purpose. I am sure that you will be able to identify and tap business opportunities arising out of Gujarat, not just in conventional manufacturing, but also in sectors such as financial services, aerospace, defence, electronics, logistics, retail, tourism; and even media and entertainment"
Shri Chudasama also spoke about mega projects such as the Special Investment Regions at Dholera and Mandal-Becharaji; GIFT City; Saykha Industrial Estate within PCPIR; Coastal Economic Zone in Kachchh; and India's first 1 GW offshore wind energy park, the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train.
Along with industrial growth, he emphasized the government's focus on providing good healthcare and education for the citizens of Gujarat through the implementation of the Aayushman Bharat program. In terms of education and skill development, he said,"The Government is laying a strong emphasis on collaborating with global organizations and corporations, to establish skill development infrastructure and programs. Such skill development would be aimed at making Gujarat's workforce more deploy able and skilled, in the face of the upcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution."
Gujarat has set an example for rest of the states of the nation as to how investment opportunities could be explored and employment can be generated by laying proactive policies for investment. Shri Chudasama also spoke of the fact that while Vibrant Gujarat may have started out as a summit to attract investments to the State of Gujarat; today it caters to the global audience. Vibrant Gujarat is opportunity for other states also to interact with the global business community, which will eventually benefit their state.
Elaborating further on the investment potential of Gujarat, Principal Secretary, Panchayat, Rural Housing and Development, Shri A.K Rakesh said, " Gujarat is one of India's most industrialized and urbanized economies, and is among the leading Indian States on several economic and social indicators such as GDP growth rate, industrial output, per-capita income and so on. Gujarat's economic development is built on the strong foundations of a strategic location, robust physical and social infrastructure, proactive governance, and Ease of Doing Business. Hence, the State has traditionally been an ideal choice for investment, for both domestic as well as multinational businesses. In addition to actual investments in business ventures, the State also offers a strategic trade and exports gateway to the global commerce community."
The Education Minister also held one to one meetings with CEOs and MDs of key industries in the region and apprised them about investor friendly policies of the State Government and invited them to participate in the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
The roadshow in Kolkata closely follows the recently concluded Vibrant Gujarat Curtain Raiser held in New Delhi, Mumbai led by the Chief Minister Shri Vijay Rupani.