Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik yesterday announced the countdown to ‘Make in Odisha 2020′ and launched the 8th phase of industrial projects as Odisha continues with its industrial development plans. Patnaik also showcased the new website of Odisha Film Development Corporation (OFDC) followed by the unveiling of countdown to the 3rd Make in Odisha Conclave 2020, the state’s flagship biennial global investors’ meet.
A Press communication from the Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (IPICOL) said that during the last edition of Make in Odisha, the state received an overall investment intent of Rs. 4,19,574 crore across 15 sectors and saw participation of more than 5,000 industry captains, with delegates from across the country and abroad, and experienced a footfall of about 31,000 delegates.
Patnaik said, “Odisha has a vision of becoming one of the top three investment destinations in the country and towards achieving this, we have devised the ‘5T’ strategy in which Transformation goals identified will be achieved through Teamwork, Transparency and Technology enablers in a Time-bound manner. One year from today, we will host the Make in Odisha Conclave 2020 and I invite all stakeholders to join hands.”
Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra, Minister of Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of Odisha, said, “The response has been overwhelming since the last Make in Odisha conclave, which has not just helped in propelling the industrial development further but has also provided a platform for the stakeholders to engage with the State Government, to deliberate on the next phase of overall socio-economic growth of the state. Next year, we will aim to attract even more investment.”
The event on 4 December witnessed a Ground breaking ceremony of 22 industrial units across various sectors with investments over Rs. 6,100 Cr at the hands of CM Patnaik, said IPICOL.
“I am confident that with our single window system, Go-Swift and the revamped policy ecosystem with our investment opportunities showcased, the state will emerge as the most preferred investment destination in the country,” said Patnaik.
The Make in Odisha Conclave aims to further the vision of the state to broad base industrial growth with investment proposals in several sectors including chemical and fertilisers, petrochemical, food processing, healthcare, tourism, renewable energy and electronics.
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