Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
left this morning for New Delhi from where he would go to
China tomorrow to study infrastructure development especially
in the field of irrigation, rural development and tourism.
Kumar, with a high-power delegation comprising state
Water Resources minister V K Choudhary, Tourism minister S K
Pinto and Development Commissioner K C Sah would be on "a
goodwill mission" as his tour has been finalised by the
External Affairs Ministry, an official spokesman said here.
Speaking to reporters, Kumar said during his seven-day
visit to Sandong, Sanghai and Beijing, he would study the
infrastructure development especially irrigation, rural
development and tourism.
"The thrust will be to attract investments in priority
sectors and strengthen the ties with China," the spokesman
Official sources said during his stay in China, Kumar
would visit power plants, agricultural sites and irrigation
Kumar would also inaugurate a seminar `Budhhism: Mapping
Asia`s History and Culture` in Beijing on June 18 and attend a
programme to be hosted in his honour in Shanghai by people of
China, the sources said, has been impressed by the rapid
economic development of Bihar and has shown keen interest in
making investments in the state.