Bhubaneswar: A nine-member business delegation along with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Shin Bong Kil called on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Lok Seva Bhawan here today and showed interest to invest in various sectors in the State.
The Odisha Chief Minister, welcoming the Korean business delegation said that there is a significant opportunity for both Korea and Odisha to strengthen trade, investment and tourism exchanges.
Naveen said, “It gives me great pleasure in welcoming the delegation from the Republic of Korea to Odisha. Our State, along with being the most resource-rich state of India, has also been consistently ranked amongst the top 3 states in terms of live manufacturing investments and the first in the implementation of industrial projects in India.”
The CM also highlighted his government’s six key focus areas – Electronics manufacturing, Petroleum, Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals, Textiles, Tourism and Downstream to Metal and Food Processing – during the discussion.
He said the State would facilitate the growth of these industries by providing a conducive business environment, industry-ready infrastructure and skilled workforce.
The CM further said that the State would soon promulgate a strategy document Vision 2030 which aims to ensure 50 per cent of the primary metals produced in the State is value-added within the State.
The Korean Ambassador praised the vision of the Chief Minister and the keenness of Odisha Government for investment and industrialization in the State.
He also expressed strong possibilities of investment in various sectors including agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and services.
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