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Uttar Pradesh to hold global business summit

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Jan 07, 2013 11:50 hrs

Lucknow, Jan 7 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday said that it would be making major policy announcements at the Global Partnerships for Enduring Growth, the flagship international event of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Agra Jan 27-29.

The event is being held in partnership with the union ministry of commerce and industry and the Uttar Pradesh government.

Industrialist Kiron Chopra said that the CII was aiming to "change perceptions about Uttar Pradesh and to mobilise support globally for the changing investment environment in Uttar Pradesh.

Industrial and Investment Development Commissioner Anil Kumar Gupta said: "The summit will be a major step by the state government to bring about a paradigm shift in investment climate and facilitation of enterprises in the state."

Foreign ministers and business delegations from the US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain and other countries, and Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and principal secretaries of key departments will participate in the summit. Eighty-three overseas business delegations have already confirmed their participation.

A special session will focus on infrastructure, agriculture, food processing, textiles and leather. Indian business groups like HCL, ABG, Jubilant Organosys, Jaypee, Reliance, L&T, Lanco and Samsung are likely to attend.

The state's mega leather clusters, IT hubs, food parks, dairy projects, roads and expressways, international airports at Agra and Kushinagar will be showcased to attract investments.



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