APa��s initiative in Internet of Things wins WEF appreciation: CM

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Amaravati: Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said Andhra Pradesh State Governmenta��s initiative in Internet of Things, including CM core dash board, AP Fibre grid and Water conservation won the appreciation ofA�several countries. He said the leaders of several countries who participated in World Economic Forum meet in Davos hailed the initiative of AP government. He said AP fibre grid is going to be a role model for the world.

Speaking to media persons at AP SecretariatA�on Monday, the Chief Minister said that 3000 delegates including 1200 CEOs participated in the 47th World Economic Forum. He said that he participated as a speaker in three sessions including Preparing for the city century, The new vision for agriculture: Building and strengthening multi stakeholder partnership and country-led action to achieve the sustainable development goals. He said discussions were held on digitalization of India and technologies forA�tomorrow.

The Chief Minister said the Davos visit helped to promote Andhra Pradesh in a big way through interaction with heads of several countries and multinational companies. Several companies came forward to invest in Andhra Pradesh, which stands first in ease of doing business.

The Chief Minister said that he interacted with eminent people including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Lloyds bank chairman John Nelson, Tata Group head N Chandrasekharan, Bajaj group chairman Rahul Bajaj, Reliance industries Limited head Mukesh Ambani and Premji of Wipro. He said Satya Nadella promised to extend cooperation to strengthen security system in e-Governance and usage of Hybrid cloud management. He said the Saudi Aramco CEO Amin H Nazar came forward to set up an oil refinery in Andhra Pradesh and likely to visit APA�in fifteen daysA�to study the possibilities of petroleum university and refinery.

The Chief Minister saidA�an understanding reached between AP government and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Vikram Singhe for mutual cooperation in industrial development. He said that the Sri Lankan government invited AP govt to set up industries in Sri Lanka and assured to extend cooperation in tourism development in the state.

He said Hyperloop transportation company chairman BibopA�expressed interest to conduct a study in Andhra Pradesh to introduce high speed transportation systems and bullet trains. The Auto Grid systems CEO Amit Narayan promised extend cooperation in innovations and technology. World Number one agricultural university of Netherland Wageningen university research representative RJ Rothuis evinced interest to be a knowledge partner in agriculture, horticulture and aqua sector and ready to enteate government during CII meet in Visakhapatnam.

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