New Delhi: Odisha has been hard selling business opportunities at various fora to attract investors to the mineral-rich state. As part of its drive, a delegation of Odisha government today met potential investors from Japan at the national capital to set up their shops in the state.
State Industries Minister Niranjan Pujari led the delegation which met the industry honchos at Japanese Embassy who are operating in India.
The delegation showcased the vibrant ecosystem in the state created through investor-friendly policies and key business reforms.
“Owing to the proactive and progressive governance, Odisha is fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of Eastern India. Under the able leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, we are on a steady path of progress, growing at a rate higher than the national average. Odisha wishes to work with you across all sectors of industrial development, and we invite you to tap the endless opportunities that the state offers,” state Industries Minister Niranjan Pujari said.
A delegation comprising of senior government officials and industry leaders will be visiting Japan next month to tap business opportunities, he said adding that around 10 per cent of the seafood exports are being shipped to Japan.
Master planning of National Investment & Manufacturing Zone, Kalinganagar, Dhamra Port-based industrial region and Infovalley have been completed, while the planning for Petroleum Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region at Paradip is underway and will be completed in the next 3-4 months, IDCO CMD Sanjay Singh said.
Other mega industrial projects like Plastics Park at Paradip, Sea Food Park at Deras, Electronics Manufacturing Cluster at Infovalley and Aluminum Park at Angul are now ready for investments, he added.