Hyderabad, Aug 18 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will leave for Singapore Tuesday to attend the conference of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Alumni Association.
He will be accompanied by Finance Minister Etela Rajender and senior officials. The delegation will return to Hyderabad on Aug 24, officials said.
The association extended an invitation to Rao to attend its conference scheduled Aug 22-23. The chief minister will meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and other dignitaries, who are also scheduled to attend the conference.
The association has invited him to speak on the investment opportunities in Telangana and the proposed industrial policy. The alumni association assured that it would arrange facilitate a meeting with CEOs of various firms.
This will be the first foreign tour by Rao since he took over as the first chief minister of Telangana on June 2.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, claimed that is the first chief minister of any Indian state to be invited to the meet. "I will use the occasion to market Telangana internationally," he said.
Officials said the chief minister would study the Singapore's industrial policy as he is formulating Telangana's industrial policy on similar lines. He is also likely to hold talks with the Singapore government.
KCR will explain the features of his proposed industrial policy and will invite investments into Telangana.