To attract global investors to the proposed global investors meet being held in Dharamshala in November, Himachal government held a meeting with the Ambassadors of 50 nations at New Delhi on Wednesday evening.
The Ambassadors were briefed about the possibilities of investment in various sectors in the state and the state government also urged them to motivate and coordinate in inviting entrepreneurs, investors and trade unions of their countries for investing in sectors of their choice in Himachal Pradesh.
Minister of State for External Affairs V. Murlidharan, who was also present on the occasion, said that the initiative of the Himachal government to invite investors and traded union across the globe to this global investor's meet being organized on 7-8 November in Dharamshala is unique and exemplary.
He said the Union Ministry of External Affairs would play the role of felicitator for this meet.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said Himachal offers better infrastructure, investor friendly and peaceful environment and liberal policies of the state government to the global investors.
"As a result of better policies and effective implementation of various schemes, the state today is poised to compete with other states for attracting global investment," he said.
Thakur urged the Ambassadors of various countries present on the occasion to extend invitation of the state government to entrepreneurs of their respective countries to attend the global investors meet at Dharamshala.
MP's from the state and senior officials also attended the meeting. Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur assured every possible assistance to the state government for organizing global investors meet successfully.
CM RAISED ISSUE OF DEFENCE AIRPORT WITH HOME MINISTER
In a meeting with Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at New Delhi on Thursday, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur raised the issue of setting up of an international level airport in Himachal Pradesh which could also be important from strategic point of view.
Thakur apprised the Union Minister that an international level airport is proposed to be constructed in Mandi district for which 3479 bighas of land has been identified at Nagchala. He said Mandi district is centrally located and approachable from the border regions. Rajnath Singh assured that the government of India would consider this demand seriously.
URGES GADKARI FOR ASSISTANCE IN ROPEWAY PROJECTS
In his visit to New Delhi, Thakur also called on Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways N itin Gadkari and requested him to approve a grant Rs. 500 crore for implementation of ropeway projects in the State. The hief Minister said that the state government has decided to use ropeway system as an alternative eco-friendly transport solution to decongest cities, tribal areas and high mountainous passes. Gadkari assured the Chief Minister that their demands would be considered sympathetically.