Chandigarh, August 18—Mr Dannel P. Malloy, Governor of Connecticut, and the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, have agreed to develop long-term partnership between Haryana and Connecticut for sharing economic, social and cultural experiences. Governor Malloy also assured the Chief Minister that he would take up the issue of investment with Fortune 100 enterprises 17 of which are located in Connecticut.
The Governor gave this assurance when the delegation, led by the Chief Minister, called on the veteran politician of New York, in state capital Hartford, near New York, today. Mr Malloy also shared his expertise in implementing medical care for the citizens of Connecticut and also his efforts in the direction of job growth level in Connecticut. The Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, is also accompanying the delegation.
The Chief Minister invited the Governor to visit Haryana which he accepted. Mr Malloy will be visiting Haryana early next year to scout for investment opportunities in the auto and precision engineering sector.
Mr Manohar Lal explained how the Western Peripheral Expressway, also known as Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, work on which has begun, would work to the advantage of investors. He also briefed him on the efforts being made by the state government to set up an aviation hub in Haryana, including the Maintenance and Repair Operation (MRO) facility for the aircraft industry.
The Consul General of India, Mr Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, said he planned to organize a Connecticut summit where he would host several industrialists from India to explore the possibilities of working out joint ventures and fields for collaboration. “I would invite officers from Haryana to join in the deliberations for furthering investment opportunities”, he added.
Among those present on this occasion included the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, the Principal Secretary, Industries, Mr Devender Singh, Managing Director HSIIDC, Mr Vineet Garg, Director General Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs Department, Dr. Abhilaksh Likhi, and Deputy Consul General Mr. Manoj K. Mahapatra.