Three-day CII Partnership Summit to showcase AP, seek investment

Vijayawada: The Andhra Pradesh Government is preparing the ground to further showcase the State during 23rd CII Partnership Summit, which is scheduled to be held in Visakhapatnam from January 27 to 29.

“Thanks to the unstinted support of the people and committed bureaucracy and pro-public policies of the government, we are No. 1 in the country in several areas. Now the entire world was recognizing Andhra Pradesh as the happening State for development and economic progress. AP has the best industrial policy in the country coupled with best measures for ease of doing business, transparency in governance, speedy disposal of applications through single desk mechanism, surplus power with affordable tariffs to industry.

The 22nd CII summit held in Visakhapatnam during January last year was successful and efforts are to be made to make this year’s event also a grand success. It is a golden opportunity for the global investors to come and invest in the State and Navyandhra would certainly become Swargadhamam for investments, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said.

Principal Secretary Energy Ajay Jain said efforts were being made to highlight the advantages AP has for investors such as uninterrupted power supply at global standards.           

Solomon Arokia Raj said that the AP government is organizing the event in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. The theme for this year’s summit is “Partnerships for Sustained Growth in an Emerging Global Economic Order.  The 2nd Sunrise Andhra Pradesh Investment Meet will also be held in Visakhapatnam from January 27 to 28.

The objectives are to showcase Andhra Pradesh as a globally competitive investment destination; provide a common platform to deliberate and discuss solutions contributing to the next level of growth; define and discuss global development priorities and facilitate policy changes

Kartikeya Misra said over 2000 delegates from industrial manufacturing, textiles, food processing, CRDA, energy, infrastructure, tourism, aerospace and defense, automobiles, electronics, biotech & pharma, agri & food processing, and textile & apparel are expected to attend the summit.

Two exhibitions which have been planned for the summit are: Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’ pavilion by the State government to showcase State’s strength across various sectors, industrial and infrastructural profile of the State, district profiles/opportunities in Amaravati and so on. Make in India’ pavilion by DIPP to showcase the potential of design, innovation and sustainability across India’s manufacturing sectors. –NSS

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