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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.