US Congressman welcomes Gujarat delegation

Welcoming a high-power delegation from Gujarat, a leading American lawmaker today lauded the state`s contribution to India`s economic growth in the recent past.

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 22:33 PM IST

Washington: Welcoming a high-power
delegation from Gujarat, a leading American lawmaker today
lauded the state`s contribution to India`s economic growth in
the recent past.

The delegation is on a four-city visit to the US to
showcase investment opportunities in the state`s renewable
energy sector and discuss cooperation in the fields of
healthcare and IT.

Congressman Eni F H Faleomavaega said Gujarat is one
of the "most prominent states on the western coast of India
and has contributed significantly to India`s growth story with
consistent double digit GDP growth for almost a decade."

"Madam Speaker, I rise today to welcome the Gujarat,
India delegation to Washington, DC," Faleomavaega said
referring to the Gujarati delegation.

Led by D J Pandian, Principal Secretary for Energy in
Gujarat, the 22-member delegation, which arrived here on
September 11, would be visiting Boston, New Jersey, New York,
and Washington.

Since 2003, the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors
Summit has attracted investment agreements worth more than USD
370 billion.

The State is now gearing up for the 5th Vibrant
Gujarat Summit scheduled to be held on January 12-13, 2011 in
Gandhinagar.

The delegation will also visit Capitol Hill where the
members will be hosted by the Congressional Taskforce on
US-India Trade and Investment Relations.

PTI