The state government got a positive response from the entrepreneurs and business community of Dubai and Mumbai who have showed keen interest to invest in the state in sectors such as horticulture, food and fruit processing, tourism, real estates and hydro power etc.
This was stated by the Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with the media here today after he returned back to the state from visits to Dubai and Mumbai.
He said that both the road shows at Dubai and Mumbai were very successful and fruitful and the state is expecting that it would surpass the targets of attracting investments worth of Rs. 85000 crore.
The Chief Minister said that a high powered delegation had a meeting at Dubai, UAE with Chairman and Managing Director, Lu Lu International Yusuf Ali M A to explore investment opportunities in tourism and hospitality sectors.
Jai Ram Thakur said that investors at Dubai showed interest in investment in wellness centre, resorts, naturopathy resorts, fruit and food processing units and real estate sectors.
The Chief Minister said that he also had meetings with Chairman Mahindra Group Anand Mahendra, Chairman, Godrej Group Adi Godrej Chairman TATA Trust Rattan Tata, Chairman Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani and urged them to invest in Himachal. He said that they have shown keen interest to set up their units in the state.
The Chief Minister was received at Shimla by Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Rural Development Minister Virender Kanwar, MLAs Vinod Kumar and Balbir Verma, Chairman, HIMFED Ganesh Dutt, General Secretary, H.P. Child Welfare Council Payal Vaidya, Political Advisor to CM Trilok Jamwal, OSD to CM Sishu Dharama, former MLA Rakesh Verma, BJP leader Shashi Bala, .
Secretary GAD Dr. R.N. Batta and other senior officers of the state government.