Chandigarh, March 7 – Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal said that Haryana is looking forward to enhance ties of cooperation and mutual sharing of interests. Sector specific technology, best practices and investment opportunities are the obvious starting points of our bilateral dialogue and cooperation. Mr Manohar Lal was delivering his key note address during partner courntries session on the first day of the 2-day Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit at Gurgaon today. Twelve countries are partner with Haryana in the summit.
These countries included Czech-Republic, Japan, Mauritius,New Zealand, People`s Republic of China,Republic of Korea, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Peru,Republic of Poland,Spain,the United Kingdom and Tunisian Republic. He said that Haryana has a lot to offer across sectors to those willing to explore. With a 3.5 per cent contribution to India’s economy despite having only 1.3 per cent of its area, Haryana is an important Indian state. Our manufacturing and services sector together contribute more than 80 per cent to the state’s economy. Even then, we are at heart an agriculture friendly state. He said, “You will be surprised to know, that such a small state is the second largest contributor to the national corpus of food grains. We are a significant manufacturer of automobiles, agriculture implements, textiles, automotive parts, scientific instruments, and several ancillaries”. Besides manufacturing, Haryana is a large IT/ITes exporter of the country.He assured his full support to the future business karma of the people and their companies in Haryana.
Principal Secretary, Industries Mr Devender Singh, on behalf of Haryana Government and British Deputy High Commission, Mr David Lelliott exchanged documents of MoU in the presence of Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal to support the Ease of Doing Business in Haryana during Partner Countries Session. Ambassador Embassy of Czech Republic expressed gratitude to Haryana Government and CII for inviting the Czech Republic as a partner country in the summit. He also congratulated the organizers for putting together a big event of this scale and for ensuring participation of galaxy of important people from government and business sector. Haryana is one of the fastest growing states in India as the state has made tremendous efforts to promote entrepreneurship. As a result Haryana has become a major production base and export hub of a large scale. Czech Republic is interested in partnering with Haryana in the areas of power generation, renewable, water and biomass. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Republic of Korea said that Haryana is the best investment destination as of its proximity to Delhi and other reasons. He also invited the Chief Minister to vist Korea. High Commissioner New Zealand High Commission Mr Grahame Morton appreciated Haryana’s success story. Ambassador Embassy of the Republic of Peru Mr Jose J.G. Betancourt R described Haryana as a great state as it is doing its works in an outstanding way as like Republic of Peru. We are looking forward to this event, he added.
British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh, British Deputy High Commission, Mr David Lelliott said that they were planning to make an investment of Rs.1000 crore in healthcare sector in Haryana which would expect to generate 3000 jobs. We look forward to continue support the growth of Haryana.Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of Tunisia Mr Jamal Boujdaria hoped for all success of this event and thanked the government for making Tunisia a partner country. Director General (South Asia) Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan Mr Seiji Takagi said that traditionally India and Japan has long lasting relationship. More than 300 japanease companies have their base in Haryana. Haryana is one of the most important states in DMIC. “We look forward to increase the japanese investment in wonderful state of Haryana”, he added. Director Ocean Economy, Mauritius Mr Seewraj Nundlall said that Haryana and Mauritius have lots of similarities in language, culture and in terms of business. Haryana is focusing on ease of doing business which is very important to conduct the business in a smooth manner. “We also have been promoting ease of doing business in Mauritius for last 10 years. We are more than willing to help in implementation of ease of doing business in Haryana”, he added. He also offered the Chief Minister to lead a delegation to Mauritius. Representatives from High Commission of Malawai and Embassy of Japan also presented their remarks on mutual business and investment opportunities. Haryana Chief Secretary Mr D.S. Dhesi, Principal Secretary Industries Mr Devender Singh and captain of industries were also present in the session.