Bhubaneswar, August 23, 2018: Japan will be the country partner for the second ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave to be held in November 2018, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday.
“I am pleased to announce that Japan will be country partner for the event. This will provide new impetus to the relations between Odisha and Japan and open up varied sectors for collaboration,” said the Chief Minister.
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the industry partner of Odisha Government for all investment promotion activities of the State, including the second edition of largest industry carnival Make-in-Odisha. CII was the official partner of State Government since 2015.
The CM today joined at the ground breaking ceremony of 15 industrial units and inauguration of new projects at the State Secretariat here. A total of Rs 2901.20 crore will be invested for these 15 new projects while at least 3,091 job opportunities will be generated.
“The first edition of our flagship investor’s meet, Make in Odisha Conclave held in 2016, was an overwhelming success, with announcement of more than Rs 2 lakh crore investment intents. Out of these investment intents received, close to 65 per cent projects are in various stages of approval and implementation,” said Patnaik.
“Our emphasis is to drive port-led manufacturing anchored by the 3 deep-water ports in the State along the East Coast Economic Corridor,” said the CM.
Earlier on August 8, the CM attended an investment roadshow in Mumbai on August 8 and had an one-to-one meeting with business tycoons.