Chandigarh, August 18 –The Haryana Government has signed an MoU with M/s Carrier Airconditioning and Refrigeration Limited, a unit of United Technologies Corporation at Pratt and Whitney Plant, for setting up an additional plant for manufacturing air-conditioning devices in Gurgaon.
The MOU was signed in the presence of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, and the Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, at Hartford in Connecticut, near New York, today.
The proposed manufacturing facility in Gurgaon will provide employment to more than 2,000 people besides bringing in investment worth $ 50 million. The representatives of Pratt and Whitney thanked the officers of the Haryana Government for their assurances on facilitating change of land use and other clearances.
The delegation led by the Chief Minister, visited the Pratt and Whitney Plant of Unitech Technologies to get a feel of the aerospace industry. The delegation also saw the latest engines produced by Pratt and Whitney Plant which are being utilized by the aerospace industry.
The delegation was told that more than 300 engines manufactured at the plant have been used in the airbuses owned by Indian companies, including Go Air, Air Vistar, Air Indigo etc. The new engines being developed would help reduce the sound inside the aircraft by more than 50 per cent and pare down fuel consumption by 15 per cent, the delegation was told.
The Haryana Industries and Commerce Minister, Capt Abhimanyu, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal, 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, were also present on this occasion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the United Nations. Later, a grand community reception was held by the Indian diaspora to welcome Mr Manohar Lal.