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August 19, 2014

Singapore Diary… Day 2 – Meeting with the Singapore PM

Singapore Diary… Day 2 – Meeting with the Singapore PM

Hon'ble Chief Minister had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Singapore today in the morning. A huge delegation of businessmen from Bengal has come with us to Singapore. They are holding meetings with their counterparts here for the last one and half days.

It is clear from many of the meetings that there is a positive outlook about Bengal here.  The big meeting with business heads is scheduled for tomorrow. The important point here is that these people want to know what facilities our Government will provide to take the talks forward.

Our Chief Minister today told the Prime Minister of Singapore about the various investment opportunities in Bengal in the fields of trade, services and even food processing sectors. The best manufacturing companies of the world have their headquarters at Singapore. They can have a joint venture with a company from Singapore and come to West Bengal.

We are planning to set up a Focus Centre for them to let know about the facilities, laws and policies in place in Bengal and continuously monitor its activities and solve problems, if any. This might be the first of its kind in our country. This Focus Centre will work in close coordination with 25-30 departments of the State Government. This will be a one-window centre. This will monitor, trade, investment and even technology transfer.

as told by Dr Amit Mitra, Minister for Finance, IT, Industry and Commerce, West Bengal Government to a private Bengali news channel