Bhubaneswar, December 12: Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India. My Government has always endeavored for a holistic business environment for the investors in Odisha, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik while participating in the 93rd Annual General Meeting of FICCI via video conferencing.
Odisha and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have been partners in multi dimensional progress spanning across investment promotion, policy advocacy, and promoting entrepreneurship, especially among women and start-ups, said the Chief Minister.
“The State is implementing path breaking technological reforms to reduce physical interface for availing Government services. My Government’s transformational initiatives under ‘5T’ charter and ‘MO SARKAR’ have played a major role in creating a conducive business environment in the State by inculcating professionalism and behavioral change in the State Government agencies,” said Patnaik.
We are now targeting specific focus sectors including the ancillary and downstream to metal sector. We are working towards further value addition in major industrial regions such as Angul and Jharsuguda for aluminium downstream and Kalingnagar for steel downstream. Further, Paradip is being developed as the hub for chemicals and petrochemical industries, added Patnaik.
With these developments, the Chief Minister said Odisha is set to achieve its cherished goal of becoming a world-class industrial destination.
Patnaik further said he was extremely happy that FICCI will again be the National Industry Partner for the third edition of ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave.
FICCI president Dr Sangita Reddy welcomed the Chief Minister at the 93rd FICCIGAM.