Chandigarh May 24: Russia has evinced keen interest in mutual cooperation with Haryana in the areas of aero space and semi-conductor chip manufacturing. Haryana has also assured all support and cooperation for further strengthening business ties with Russia.
The Minister of Government of Moscow, Mr. Sergey Cheremin, who called on Haryana Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal and Finance and Industries Minister Capt. Abhimanyu here today to discuss various investment opportunities in Haryana said that Russia is keen to promote business relationship with India and Haryana. Mr. Sergey Cheremin was leading a Russian Government delegation.
While welcoming the delegation, Capt. Abhimanyu said that defense and aero space sectors have been prominently highlighted in the State’s new Industrial Policy besides offering special incentives in case production takes place in Haryana. He said that the State Government has a plan to set up an aviation hub over an area of 3000 acres in Hisar, about 150 kilometers from International Airport at New Delhi. This would be taken up by the Government as an alternative airport.
He said that recently, Haryana Government organized its first ever Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit-2016 at Gurgaon which has proved as a highly successful meet in the country. As many as 359 MoUs were signed during the Investors Summit with investment proposals to the tune of Rs 5.84 lakh crores. Some of the MOUs are already starting to move. The Wanda Group of China, Asia’s Richest Group, has proposed to set up an Industrial Park in NCR area in Haryana over an area of about 3000 acres and the State Government is going to finalize the deal in coming months. Apart from this, the State Government has received a large number of proposals from various top companies to set up their units in Haryana.
Capt. Abhimanyu said that India always had strong relations with the USSR in the past and Russian Federation now and Haryana Government believed that there was ample potential for mutual cooperation in different fields between the two countries. The Central Government, during the last two years, under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has offered all regulatory frameworks for providing ease of doing business and as a result of this India is being seen as a great market for investment at global level. He said that engineering skills of Russia are well recognized in India and hoped that there would be more joint ventures between India and Russia. “We intend to come up in top five countries as far as trade partnership is concerned”, he added.
Capt. Abhimanyu said that Haryana has a locational advantage as it surrounds National Capital Delhi from three sides. Apart from this, 57 per cent of the State’s area falls in National Capital Region. He said that covering about 1.3 per cent of the total geographical area of the country, Haryana contributes about 3.5 per cent of the National Economy. He said that the major initiatives under the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) include Global City at Gurgaon, with a world class Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre, a Logistic Hub and a Mass Rapid Rail based Transport System, to be implemented jointly with the Government of India, he added.
Earlier, in his welcome address Principal Secretary Industries Mr Devender Singh said that optical fibers have been laid in 70 per cent villages of the State and on achieving hundred per cent target, telecommunication sector would get a big boost.
Presenting vote of thanks, Managing Director, Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) Mr Sudhir Rajpal said that the Corporation has 31 Industrial Estates in the State where about 10,000 acres of developed land is available. Apart from this, the State Government is actively promoting the system that if someone did not prefer to take land in the Industrial Estates, he could directly purchase it for setting up of their units. He also thanked Mr Sergey Cheremin for selecting Haryana for exploring investment opportunities which shows that Haryana is a landmark in the country.
The other member of the Russian Delegation who were present in the meeting included Chairman of Board of Directors ‘SuperOx’ Mr Andrey Vavilov and Director General ‘SuperOx’ Mr Sergey Samoilenkov.