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November 12, 2014

Road show held in Chennai to promote Bengal as investment destination

Road show held in Chennai to promote Bengal as investment destination

From tea tourism and jute parks to a global marketplace at Santiniketan, the West Bengal government is all out to woo investors in view of the Bengal Global Business Summit.

A delegation from West Bengal held a road show in Chennai to promote the forthcoming Bengal Global Business Summit to be held on January 6-8, 2015. 

Focus on tourism

Priority has been given on tea, medical and eco-tourism. The Bengal road show event was organised by WBIDC in association with Confederation of Indian Industry.

West Bengal has received investment proposals worth 1.35 lakh crore in the last three years. Many of them are under implementation while some have already been implemented. 

Investments in various sectors
The investments are spread across sectors such as cement, steel, textiles, food processing, gems and jewellery and textiles. Ready-made infrastructure is now available in 40 industrial parks there. West Bengal is looking to promote tea tourism in and around the hills of Darjeeling.

That the state government has formed a core committee comprising Ministers, government officials and Chambers of Commerce for expediting the process, was also informed in the meet.

Bengal Global Business Summit

Referring to the Bengal Global Business Summit scheduled to be held from January 6-8 next year it was informed that the conference aims at attracting global and domestic investments and would provide deliberations with Government on investments in sectors like healthcare, Information Technology, education, energy.

Road shows promoting the Bengal Global Business Summit are being held at Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad, besides Chennai.