Expedite all Andhra, Telangana projects: VP Naidu to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: The Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu interacted with the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal and officials of the Ministry at his residence. Naidu enquired about the progress of projects relating to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

During the interaction, the officials briefed Naidu about the progress of Vishakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor (VCIC), Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), Kakinada, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Kakinada, and Spice Park, Guntur.   

Referring to the Spice Park at Guntur, the Vice President urged the Ministry to explore the possibility of a linkage with the NG Ranga Agricultural University in the same district. He said that some of the students might be interested to become agri-entrepreneurs and set up units in the park.

The Vice President also enquired about the progress of the Hyderabad-Warangal Industrial Corridor and Hyderabad-Nagpur Industrial Corridor in Telangana. He sought information about the Pharma City project which will come up at Mucherla in the state. 

Naidu asked the officials to expedite all ongoing projects and ensure timely completion as most of these projects were part of the Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Act, 2014.

Naidu asked Goyal to hold a review meeting with the officials of both the state governments and identify the bottlenecks, if any, in the execution of the projects.

The officials informed the Vice President that they would coordinate with the respective state governments.

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