Mamata Banerjee to leave for UK on Sunday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for the United Kingdom on Sunday on a five-day visit to showcase the state as an ideal destination for investment.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for the United Kingdom on Sunday on a five-day visit to showcase the state as an ideal destination for investment.
Finance and Industry Minister Amit Mitra, nearly 50-member business delegation, three Trinamool Congress MPs Derek O'Brien, Sugato Bose and actor Deepak Adhikari (Deb), Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee and several officials would accompany her.
ITC chairman Y C Deveshwar, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group chairman Sanjiv Goenka and Ambuja Neotia Group chairman Harsh Neotia would be members of the business delegation, officials said.
The tour could pave way for agreements on health, education and other social sectors, Finance minister Amit Mitra had said earlier.
Among other engagements, she would attend a meeting of UKIBC and FICCI to discuss various issues related to business opportunities in the state, they said.
The CM would meet the Duke of York, Prince Andrew at Buckingham Palace, the officials said.
Banerjee would also meet British Employment Minister Priti Patel at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office where several MoUs would be signed.
She would pay floral tributes at the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore and there would be a cultural event at the Natural History Museum.
She would return to Kolkata on July 31, they added.