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Madhya Pradesh seeks maximum Japanese investment

BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while elaborating on industry-friendly policies of Madhya Pradesh invited Japanese investors to invest in Madhya Pradesh. The Chief Minister was addressing an interactive session with Japanese investors at Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi on Friday.

Commerce & Industries Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa, CII Director General Chandrakant Bannerji, Union Secretary Industrial Policy and Promotion Amitabh Kant, Japanese Ambassador Takeshi Yagi and Chief Director General of JETRO Naoyohis Noguchi were present.

The Chief Minister said that India and Japan are two countries of Asia, which can create history of mutual cooperation. He said that Madhya Pradesh looks forward to Japanese investment. He said that Japan has made exemplary development and progress during last 50 years.

The Chief Minister said that Japan and India have strong ties in Buddhist history. Madhya Pradesh also wishes to partner in investment proposals made during Prime Minister’s Japan visit. Madhya Pradesh government has earmarked land separately at several places for Japanese investors.

The Chief Minister informed Japanese investors that Madhya Pradesh aspires investment in information technology, electronics, automobile, high speed transport, food processing, infrastructure and construction sectors.

Chouhan informed that Madhya Pradesh has adequate electricity, which is a major plus point of the state. He informed investors about efforts in the state under Ease of Doing Business also. Yashodhara Raje Scindia also spoke on the occasion.

At the outset, Chandrajeet Bannerji delivered the welcome address. Chief Secretary Anthony de Sa gave a presentation on investment opportunities in the state. Japanese Ambassador Takeshi Yagi also spoke.

Queries of investors were also answered. Principal Secretary Industries Mohammad Suleman proposed a vote of thanks.

Over 30 CEOs and representatives of Fuji Films, Hitachi, Honda, JETRO, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Ricoh, Soni, Bank of Toyko and other prestigious Japanese industries attended the session.