June 19, 2015
Industrialists hopeful of CM’s London visit
Industrialists in the state have pinned immense hope in Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s visit to London end of July which is aimed at inviting investment from industrialists of Europe.
On the invitation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, the West Bengal Chief Minister is leaving for London on July 27 along with a delegation of West Bengal Finance, Industries and Commerce Minister Dr Amit Mitra, senior government officials, industrialists – Sanjeev Goenka, Karan Paul to name a few – and three of her party MPs, Dev, Sugata Bose and Derek O’Brien.
“Winds of Change are blowing in West Bengal under the dynamic leadership of our Hon’ble Chief Minister. Her forthcoming visit to United Kingdom will prove to be a milestone in putting Bengal in International Radar. The visit of UK Prime Minister David Cameron in 2013, the first ever visit of any UK Prime Minister in Bengal itself raised the bars – the significance, Bengal now commands globally. Bengal which has a long historic association, relation and affinity with Britain will immensely benefit from this visit. There are many areas to embrace such as Infrastructural Development, Tourism, Education, River front beautification etc which can bring a radical change in Bengal. London known for its historic legacies is brimful of heritage buildings and edifices. The technology and knowhow adopted towards its restoration can be assimilated in maintenance of our Heritage Buildings. Modern London is also bustling with latest technological innovations and implementation which can pave the way for our infrastructural growth,” Sanjay Budhia, eminent industrialist of Kolkata, who is likely to accompany the Chief Minister said in a statement.
Echoed Harsh Neotia, another eminent industrialist, who is also going with the Chief Minister. ” The visit will play a big role in creating interest among foreign investors about West Bengal and the investment opportunities here,” Neotia told Echo of India. Prior to London, Mamata visited Singapore where she invited industrialists of that country to invest in West Bengal.