South Korean envoy meets Narendra Modi

South Korean Ambassador Kim Joong Keun on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Last Updated: Nov 03, 2011, 20:46 PM IST

Ahmedabad: South Korean Ambassador Kim Joong
Keun on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and
expressed his country`s interest in collaborating with the
state in infrastructure and other areas.

Showing interest in sectors like auto, shipping,
electronics and knowledge industries, Keun urged the Chief
Minister to establish trade relations between Kyunggi province
of South Korea and Gujarat, official sources said.

Modi appraised the visiting envoy of how Gujarat was
developing as a car manufacturing hub, with Tata, Ford, PSA
Peugeot Citroen and Maruti having decided to set up plants.

Gujarat`s doors were open to Korean auto major Hyundai,
Modi told Keun, sources said.

The Chief Minister also invited Korean ship-building
companies to set up units in Gujarat, assuring land off the
sea coast.

Modi told the Ambassador that his government was keen to
develop ship-building industries along the 1,600 km-long
state coastline and also construct the world`s largest
man-made fresh water reservoir, sources added.

Modi also invited Korean companies to set up facilities
in electronic zone in Gandhinagar and in Dholera SIR.

PTI