Bhopal: To attract major investment in Madhya Pradesh during next month's Global Investors Summit, the state government is making all efforts for participation of not just leading captains of the industry but also ambassadors and high commissioners of 11 countries.
Besides leading Indian industries, six nations ? Australia, Mexico, Canada, Czech Republic, Republic of South Africa and Quebec - will also be participating in the summit as partner countries.
The ambassadors and high commissioners of Poland, Belgium, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Sweden, Mexico, Canada, Czech Republic, South Africa, Malaysia and Australia have also confirmed their participation, state Principal Secretary Industries Mohammad Suleiman told PTI today.
The Global Investors Summit is scheduled to be held in Indore from October 8-10, with the theme 'Invest Madhya Pradesh'.
"The three-day summit will aim to showcase the strengths and industrial prowess of Madhya Pradesh and provide global platform for interaction with the Indian industry leaders, policy makers and other stakeholders," Suleiman said.
The focus sectors will be agri-business and food processing, automobile and engineering, healthcare, industrial infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, IT and ITes, renewable energy, textile and handloom, technical education and skill development, tourism and urban development, he said.
Highlighting strengths of MP, he said, "The state is rich in natural resources including fuels, mineral agriculture and biodiversity. Besides, it is the only diamond producing state in the country."
The state has the coalfield with Asia's thickest coal seam (135m) as well as India's largest opencast copper mine. Around 14 per cent of the country's cement is produced in Madhya Pradesh, Suleiman added.