Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday offered all support and cooperation of the State Government to leading enterprises of Singapore to further expand their base in the State and said that considering investors requirement, connecting global value chain and to handhold the investor through proactive facilitation to navigate business plans, the State Government has established a new “Foreign Cooperation Department”.
The Foreign Cooperation Department would provide all necessary assistance to the Singaporean companies for their up-coming businesses in Haryana, he assured.
Khattar was speaking at the Haryana-Singapore Roundtable Virtual Conference organised by the Haryana Government, Invest India and Enterprise Singapore here. Singapore High Commissioner to India, Simon Wong also attended the virtual conference. On this occasion, CEOs and top representatives of various leading companies of Singapore including Durapower, YCH Group, Agrocorp International, Transworld Terminals, Skill SG Ventures, Legend Logistics, Surbana Jurong etc showed keen interest in expanding their units in the fields of logistics, warehousing, cold chain, transport hub, distribution facilities and manufacturing of electrical gadgets.
The Chief Minister said that every single day Haryana is growing and achieving new milestones. He described the clear vision, political will, good governance, empathy, empowerment and partnerships as the key words to drive future success. He said that out of various models of business like B2B; G2G, B2G etc, we believe in the H2H model of working that is ‘Heart to Heart’ approach of collaboration.
The Chief Minister said that India and Singapore have a long-lasting relationship. The relationship between Haryana and Singapore has elevated in recent years with Singapore’s involvement in smart cities, solid waste treatment, wastewater treatment plants and health care units in Haryana. Similar to Enterprise Singapore, the Bureau of Industrial Policy and Promotion (BIPP) under the Department of Industries and Commerce, Haryana is committed to work with companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalize, he added.
Khatar said that Haryana is one of the most progressive states of India. The State is not only the breadbasket of India, but is also considered as an industrial powerhouse with more than 250 fortune 500 companies based in Haryana.
He said that Haryana has been continuously working towards providing a conducive business environment for new and existing enterprises to flourish. The inherent spirit of the State Government is to ensure investor happiness and facilitate progress and growth for all industries in the State.
The Chief Minister said that to ensure a seamless investment process, a single-roof clearance system has been set up in the State, wherein any investor or enterprises can obtain all state related clearances through an online portal in a time-bound manner. All clearances are granted to investors in a maximum of 45 days. Over, one lakh clearances from various departments have already been granted through this mechanism, he added.
Khattar said, “We treat the mandate of protecting our investors interests with utmost gravity. To ensure that the enterprises setting up in Haryana are satisfied in terms of ease of investment process, the State Government has developed an exhaustive Grievance Redressal Mechanism, wherein all investor grievances are tacked and resolved in a time-bound manner.”
The Chief Minister said that a new grievance redressal portal would soon be launched where; investors can register their queries and concerns through a single platform. He said that the State Government is focusing dedicatedly on the creation of world class infrastructure. The State is also working on big ticket projects such as Integrated Multi-Modal Logistics Hub in Narnaul, Global City in Gurugram and an integrated Aviation Hub in Hisar. Further, we are in the process of developing 3 Smart Cities at Faridabad, Gurgaon and Karnal, he added. Khattar said that to support enterprises, the Haryana Enterprises Promotion Policy 2020 is underway. He said, “our focus is not just on enhancing Ease of Doing Business, but also on reducing the cost of doing business”.
He said that Haryana has adopted a sector-focused approach to development and with a view to provide incentives to investors, last year; Haryana also introduced five sector-specific policies for agribusiness and food processing, textile, warehousing-logistic retail, pharmaceutical and MSMEs. Haryana has also emerged as a base for the knowledge industry destination for knowledge based and manufacturing sectors.
The Chief Minister welcomed the companies of Singapore to invest in Haryana assuring them of all facilities and support on the occasion.