Odisha invites various European nations to become a partner country in the second edition of Make in Odisha Conclave to be organiSed during November 11-15, in Bhubaneswar.
In the run up to Make in Odisha (MIO) 2018, the Odisha Government held a roundtable meeting with trade consulates representing several European countries and made a conscious effort to highlight the investment opportunities in the vibrant business ecosystem of Odisha.
The state government delegation, led by Principal Secretary, Industries, Sanjeev Chopra, briefed the trade consulates from six European countries about ‘Vision 2025’ of Government of Odisha that focuses on diversifying the industrial development in the state while setting a target of generating employment for 30 lakh citizens by attracting investments worth Rs 2.5 lakh crore in the focus sectors that include ancillary and downstream in metal sector; chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals; electronics manufacturing and IT; agro and seafood processing; tourism; textiles and apparel.
Addressing the senior officials of various trade consulates and embassies, Sanjeev Chopra, said, “Owing to the proactive and progressive governance, Odisha is fast emerging as the manufacturing hub of Eastern India. Under the able leadership of our Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, we are on a steady path of progress, growing at a rate higher than the national average. Odisha’s business-friendly policies and the development of world-class infrastructure have received very positive feedback from investors across the globe. Over the last three years, the state government has embarked upon the implementation of a business reforms programme to make it easier for companies to set up and operate in the state, following which Odisha has been recognised by the Central Government as a leader in terms of implementation of business reforms.”
Chopra also presented some of the advantages of doing business in Odisha that include able and stable government, identified focus sectors based on competitive strengths, infrastructure led industrial development, resource rich coastal state, highly skilled technical manpower, first of its kind single window portal in the country – GOSWIFT, low cost of doing business, dedicated sector specific clusters, 100,000 acre of industrial land bank mapped through first of its kind GIS based platform and a great place to live and to do business.
Following the meeting with trade consulates, the Odisha Government will be inviting several countries from the European Union to participate in the Make in Odisha Conclave as partner countries. The second edition of the flagship Investors Meet of the state government will be organised during November 11-15, 2018. This follows the success of the first edition of the conclave, held in 2016, which saw the state receive investment intent of Rs 203,270 crore across ten diversified sectors.