January 11, 2014
NRI businessmen choose Bengal for investment
Soon after Industry Minister Dr Amit Mitra delivered an inspiring inaugural speech at the Business @ Bengal summit, jointly organized by Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Non Resident Overseas Association of Bengal, a team of 35 business honchos from 21 foreign industrial houses paid a visit to the Industrial Food Park at Sankrail, Howrah to check the infrastructure and facilities present there. The visit proved to be encouraging for the West Bengal Government as the visitors were overwhelmed by the state-of-art facilities there.
The delegation that attended the business meet spoke to the members of other companies already present at the Sankrail Industrial Food Park and were impressed about the road connectivity, power supply system and the absence of labour-related problems.
The delegation also had a meeting with the Flower & Vegetable Suppliers Association of Calcutta. Lu Lu Group and the Quality Group, which were a part of this delegation, will be investing in flower import business in the state soon. The state business houses may also bag foreign contracts regarding exports of fruits and vegetables. Besides, the Middle-East based Alumasa group has been offered land in the Haldia Industrial park for setting up an Aluminum Exclusion factory.