Mamata invites industrialists for PPP models

    By Zaidul Haque,,

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who put off industrialists by her oppositions to Tata Nano project in Singur as opposition leader, has urged the industrialists to see the state as the final destination for investments, since West Bengal serves as gateway not only to the seven north-eastern states, but also to Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

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    Banerjee was speaking in a program of BizBridge Engineering and Manufacturing Expo organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at Milan Mela Ground, Kolkata on 13 November. She invited the industrialists to invest in Bengal for its good environment and work culture.

    Mamata Banerjee addressing in CII program at Milan Mela.

    Banerjee urged the industrialists to work on public-private-partnership (PPP) model. She said that the state has the required skill and labour for the industry and to further increase the skilled labour force, her government is starting a number of industrial training institutes (ITIs) and Polytechnic Colleges in every block.

    She said that her government has formulated clear stand on industry, garment and land policy. There are many plots of lands available at Baruipur, Bolepur, Goaltor, Banarhat in the state. She said that the state has excess electricity and that now even several foreign companies have shown interest in investments. She said that Japan has agreed to start industries in Durgapur.

    She further said that her government has formed clear cut land acquisition policies and to speed up the work her government has initiated single window clearance for fire protection, environmental, electricity.

    She pressed for larger integration of the north-eastern states and their industrialization.

    Mamata Banerjee launching of book at CII program at Milan Mela.

    Mamata Banerjee also released an industry related booklet on `Green Industrialization in West Bengal: A road Map’ of CII.

    The state Minister of Business and Industry Partho Chatterjee, Vice President of CII Sumit Majimder, Eastern Zone Chairman of CII Sudhir Deoras, Saugata Banerjee and many others industrialist was present in this programe.