Constructive deliberations on investment promotion and smart city development
DFID secretary UK Mrs. Patel lauds vision of Chief Minister
Bhopal, September 30, 2016 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Mr. Shivraj Singh Chouhan deliberated with British Companies related to investment in Madhya Pradesh and Global Investors Summit during his two day visit to the United Kingdom. Mr. Chouhan held discussions with the smart cities experts during round table conference related to make cities smart. He informed about development works carried out speedily in Madhya Pradesh and scope of investment in various sectors. Seminar was organized by Industrial Business Council of UK and Confederation of Indian Industries. Mr. Chouhan addressed the United Kingdom Chapter of Friends of Madhya Pradesh at the end of his UK tour. On the first day of the tour, CM Mr. Chouhan held round table conference with the specialized companies of UK about the development of the identified cities under the Smart City Project. He informed about the development of cities in the form of smart cities and opportunities in the state. British Company conducted a presentation on the capabilities related to development of smart cities. Mr. Chouhan extended invitation to the companies to invest in Madhya Pradesh. On the same day, Mr. Chouhan held one to one discussion with the Indian origin Chairman of Purico Foundation Mr. Ramnath Puri.
Proposal was given by Mr. Puri to establish skill development center under the hub and scope model in the field of skill development in the state. Mr. Chouhan welcoming the proposal assured Mr. Puri for all the possible cooperation and encouragement in this regard. Mr. Puri gave his consent to establish skill development center on PPP model after identifying the land near Bhopal and Indore before the Global Investors Summit schedule to be held at Indore. Mr. Puri also gave his consent for MoU with Madhya Pradesh Government and to participate in the Global Investors Summit.
Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan held one to one discussion with Secretary of State for International Development of United Kingdom Mrs. Priti Patel. The aim of the discussion was strengthening investment, technology cooperation and exchange of cultural ties between Madhya Pradesh and UK. Indian Ambassador to UK, High Commissioner of UK in India and Chief of DFID in India were present in the meeting. Mr. Chouhan informed Mrs. Patel about works being carried out in Irrigation, Group Water Supply scheme, Group housing and energy sectors in Madhya Pradesh.
Mr. Chouhan expressed hope for cooperation of UK in technology and to make loan available at low interest for ‘Housing for All” scheme. Mrs. Patel praised vision of the Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan during the discussions. She assured for action plan and preparation of output related scheme within next six months as per the expectations of the Chief Minister Mr. Chouhan. Moreover, Mrs. Patel while praising the vision of Chief Minister for preparing young entrepreneurs, assured technical cooperation and assistance in this matter.