MP seeks Singapore’s help in developing state, tourism promotion
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh
Chouhan has sought co-operation from Singapore in developing the state as
manufacturing hub, promoting tourism, setting up vocational training institute
and civic management.
Holding discussions on areas of co-operation and
development priorities with a 15-member delegation of Singapore led by the
Emeritus Senior Minister and former Prime Minister of Singapore Goh Chok Tong
at Mantralaya here on Thursday, Chouhan said that Singapore can extend
co-operation in setting up vocational training centre and infrastructure
building. He extended a warm welcome to Tong and said that exchange of views would
guide the state.
Referring to essentials of development underlined by Tong
in his address on National Day of Singapore, Chouhan said that responsible
leadership, good governance, coordination with people and government-people
trust are the elements the state government has strictly adhered to.
He said that good governance remains the top priority.
He apprised the delegation of key measures like public service delivery
guarantee Act, CM Helpline 181, e-tendering, e-payment and e-measurement.
Chouhan informed about government-people relationship
in governance saying that all welfare schemes have been founded on insightful
inputs from the prospective stakeholders. Giving details of how Madhya Pradesh
has made strides, he said that Madhya Pradesh has scored highest 11.08 per cent
economic growth rate in the country.
It has highest agriculture growth rate of 24.99
percent. He talked about entrepreneurship development among youth and building
of four new industrial corridors. Describing Singapore as investment gateway in
South Asia, Chouhan said that a team of top officers and experts will be sent
to Singapore for exploring trade and investment opportunities.