Modi invites other states to Vibrant Gujarat Summit
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 18:19
  
Mumbai: After bagging sizeable investments in the previous edition of 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit’ and being widely acclaimed for it, state's Chief Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday invited other states to its forthcoming edition in January, as it will help them achieve economical growth.

"Our effort is to further widen the scope of the event. This time we have invited Indian states as well as other countries to make use of this platform," Modi said, speaking at a road show here in the run-up to the event to be held in January next year.

In the last edition in 2009, Gujarat had received investment commitments of up to USD 240 billion and 47 odd countries participated in it.

"Earlier, our focus had been for the benefit of Gujarat (alone), but now we feel the event should help all our Indian states... if any state wants to come and sign a MoU (memorandum of understanding) with any company, we will be happy to facilitate (through the event)," he said.

Similarly, Modi also invited Indian companies to use the platform to network with other companies, sign agreements with foreign firms. Companies from 80 countries have evinced an interest in the summit this time around, he said.

Modi, however, added that Gujarat will continue being the key theme for the event and enlisted a slew of advantages like infrastructure, power surplus, robust agricultural growth and water management, among others, that makes the state an attractive investment destination.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 18:19


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