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Tourism
Singapore envoy keen to invest in Madhya Pradesh
15-08-2012

BHOPAL: Singapore’s Consul-General Li Chung Ying Lin on Tuesday said that Singapore is interested in investment in skill development, tourism and infrastructure sectors.

During a formal meeting held at Mantralaya, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has said Madhya Pradesh has emerged as an ideal state for capital investment. Several major companies of India and the world have evinced keen interest in investment.

The Chief Minister said Singapore has close ties with India and wish that Singapore becomes partner country in Global Investors’ Summit proposed to be held from October 28 at Indore. He hoped that a large delegation of entrepreneurs from Singapore will participate in the Investors’ Summit. He said that the State Government is going to establish a vocational university in Madhya Pradesh. Skill Development Mission is being operated in the state through which youths are being trained to work in industries. There is immense eco-tourism potential in the state. Besides, tourism activities can also be run by developing historic sites as tourist destinations.

Li said that a MoU has been signed by Singapore with the Central Government for skill development at the national level. Under it, work in skill development sector can be done in Madhya Pradesh also. He said that vocational university can make trained human resources available to industries. He lauded natural and forest wealth of the state. He said that Singapore can extend special cooperation in tourism sector.

The Chief Minister also presented mementoes to  Li, Director of Mumbai-based South Asia Team  Wang Ken Mun and Adrian Lee. Additional Chief Secretary  P.K. Dash was also present on the occasion.