Odisha holds investors' meet in Ahmedabad

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Odisha holds investors' meet in Ahmedabad

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Government of Odisha, in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), hosted an investors' meet in Ahmedabad on Monday to showcase the State's investment potential in the textile, metal, metal downstream, chemical, and various other sectors.


Minister - Industries, MSME &Energy Pratap Keshari Deb, Principal Secretary, Industries, Skill Development  and Technical Education and Chairman-IDCO and Chairman-IPICOL, Hemant Sharma Government of Odisha, Executive Chairman, Start-up Odisha Dr Omkar Rai, Director of Industries Md SadiqueAlam, Chairman of FICCI-Gujarat State Council Geeta Goradia and senior officials from the Industries department and IPICOL attended the investors meet, which was attended by over 150 delegates, representing various industries from across Gujarat.


Sharma presented the “Odisha Business Ecosystem and Investment Opportunities”, emphasizing the State's stable Government, progressive policies, natural advantages, industry-led infrastructure development, availability of industrial land, port led development model, and highly skilled human resources, which give the State a distinct competitive advantage over others.


Sharma also highlighted the zero-human-interface single window portal named GO-SWIFT, ready-to-move industrial land parcels across the State and competitive power and water tariffs which are enablers to set up industries and manufacturing units in the State.


Speaking on the Startup Ecosystem in Odisha, Dr Omkar Rai said, "The State has an attractive start-up policy that addresses all nuances of the start-up ecosystem.”


Addressing the gathering, Minister Deb highlighted the abundant natural resources and metal ecosystem advantage in Odisha.


The State Government is promoting a Petroleum, Chemical, and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) in Paradip, with IOCL as the anchor tenant. Another priority area for Odisha is food processing sector, which includes seafood processing as well. Odisha has a 480-kilometer coastline and three fully functional ports at Paradip, Gopalpur, and Dhamra that connects the State to global trade channels, he said. He also highlighted  Odisha’s power surplus status with abundant water resources. He informed that the Government of Odisha will host the third edition of the “Make in Odisha Conclave” from November 30 to December 4 and extended hearty invitation to all industry leaders to visit Odisha and see for themselves what Odisha has to offer

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