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November 3, 2015

Japanese team scouts Howrah for possible investments

Japanese team scouts Howrah for possible investments

A high-level Japanese team had a meeting with the State officials at Nabanna, for developmental association and possible investment opportunities in the district of Howrah.

The potential for revival of industries in Howrah was surveyed by this team from Japan’s Yokohama. The team also prioritized waste management in the town as a major business possibility for Japanese firms.

The team led by Yoko Mijoama and later met the Howrah Mayor, the Howrah Municipal Corporation commissioner and HMC’s trade development zone vice chairman.

Later, they left for a launch ride on the Hooghly from Ramkrishnapur Ghat to Belur. The team was also shown the closed Nisco factory and a 250-acre vacant plot in Liluah where HMC plans to set up new industries. The Japanese delegation is also planning to transfer technological know-how and study viability of different industries in Howrah.

The Yokohama Municipality wants to infuse modern Japanese technology to revive Howrah’s MSME industries. They are impressed with the cheap skilled labour available here. The project will also involve setting up facilities for training our workers. The Japanese will also create the support systems for marketing the output from the revived industries.

Besides small and medium manufacturing units, the project will provide assistance for promotion of water transport in Howrah. The grant will also help upgrade the Serampore water treatment plant and set up a 100mgd water treatment plant at Ghusuri. Beautification of the riverfront between Botanic Garden and Belur is also on the cards.