Patna: The Bihar government Tuesday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the state gets a good share of investments brought by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is arriving in India tomorrow.
"The Chinese President is coming to India. We request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that a good share of investments brought by him comes to Bihar.
There is a need for decentralisation of investment in the country," said Bihar Industries Minister Bhim Singh.
"The thrust area for Chinese investment is infrastructure development, power, urban development, and food processing. Bihar needs all four. The state will benefit if we get a good share of Chinese investment," Singh added.
Singh, who returned from a five-day tour to China, was speaking to mediapersons today. He had led a delegation of officials to participate in 'International Fair for Investment and Trade' (CIFIT) at Xiamen, a major city on the southeast coast of China.
Reacting to questions on recent border skirmishes with China in Ladakh, the minister played it down by saying, "Invasion is a different matter from trade. We should not mix them up. It is for the Union Government to look into the matter of Chinese aggression."