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France evinces interest to invest in Odisha

15/09/2018 at 5:30 PM


Bhubaneswar: A business delegation led by Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler today met Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here and expressed willingness to invest in Odisha.

The French delegation is keen to invest in sectors like hotel, steel, electrical appliances and power, said a communiqué issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

The Chief Minister highlighted that the mineral rich State has a very conducive business environment for investment. He stressed that the state is already Aluminum Capital of South Asia and Steel Hub of the country.

In order to vitalise the downstream ecosystem, the Government has finalised a roadmap – ‘Vision 2030: Development of Downstream & Ancillary in Metal Sector’.

The Chief Minister also requested the French companies to explore investment in sectors like aerospace, medical equipment and food processing. He invited the French companies to participate in Make In Odisha Conclave 2018 to be held in Bhubaneswar from November 11-15.

Ambassador of France to India Alexandre Ziegler said they were honoured to meet the Chief Minister and thanked him for an insightful conversation on how to increase our footprint in the State.

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