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February 9, 2019

Focus on all-round development as Bengal signs MoUs with foreign organisations

Agreements were signed between departments and government organisations of Bengal Government and foreign aid agencies, institutes and universities on the second day of Bengal Global Business Summit.

MoUs at a glance:

1. State Department of Urban Development signs MoU with Transport for London (TfL)

2. State Department of Power signs MoU with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

3. West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation (WBIDC) signs MoU with United Kingdom India Business Council (UKIBC), Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) for infrastructure, IKEA India Pvt Ltd.

4. WBIDC signs letter of intent with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), that is, German Development Agency

5. For use of e-commerce in the MSME sector, Ideation Technology Solutions, West Bengal signs letter of intent with Nomura Research Institute Consulting and Solutions, Japan

6. Webel (Information Technology Department) signs MoUs with Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd. and Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI)

7. Directorate of Industrial Training, West Bengal Government signs MoU with Naandi Foundation

8. State Fisheries Department signs MoUs with Oceanic Institute of Hawai’i Pacific University, University of Arizona and Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research

9. Several more MoUs signed by the Animal Resources Development Department, Food Processing Department and Agri-Marketing Department

International corporate announcements

Amazon Internet Services: Bengal is poised to take technology as opportunity; MoU with Webel to help startups with training and technical support

Fujisoft: Setting up Centre of Excellence in Kolkata (first such centre by Fujisoft in India) for MSME clusters across the State, and also for training students and professionals; setting up Development Centre for partnerships with universities, colleges, and public and private institutions

IKEA: Has plan to establish retail stores and thus create jobs in Kolkata and other places in Bengal

Bassetti Group: Friendly environment for entrepreneurs; skilled people; receiving a lot of support; already investing in Bengal, with the next upgradation at the Kolkata company to add 200 to 300 people

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