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January 29, 2015

WB CM inaugurates third edition of the Asansol Industry & Trade Fair 2015

WB CM inaugurates third edition of the Asansol Industry & Trade Fair 2015

The third edition of the Asansol Industry & Trade Fair 2015 was inaugurated by West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee today. The Fair will continue till February 6, 2015.

The Industry & Trade Fair is being held at Polo Ground, Asansol Stadium and is being organised by the Asansol Chamber of Commerce.

State Finance Minister Mr Amit Mitra and Labour Minister Mr Moloy Ghatak were present on the occasion.

It is expected that 300 stalls from all segments like automobiles, machinery, consumer durables, furniture, garments, real estate, solar power, electrical & electronics, kitchen appliance, hospitality, education healthcare and many more will participate in the Fair.

The Fair will be a unique platform to enhance marketing capabilities and competitiveness, showcase brands and competencies, interaction with potential buyers and promote brands & products in front of tentative buyers. It will prove to be a sophisticated platform for conducting business on a National and International scale. It will provide an excellent opportunity to assess opinions from clients and determine market potential.

Excerpts of the Chief Minister’s speech on the occasion:

• I thank the Asansol Chamber of Commerce to involve common people in this Trade Fair.

• The Adivasi people are here, the Kanyashree girls are here, everybody should be involved in good works.

• A big industrial hub is coming up at Balagarh.

• The Asansol-Durgapur, Bardhaman, Bankura, Purulia zone is very important for industry.

• We will conduct core committee meetings at every year for industry separately for these zones.

• The Panchami Coal reserves and steel industry in Durgapur will create huge employment opportunities.

• There are industries related to coal, steel, power in these areas.

• WB Govt. has made new industry, Land, PPP policies, permissions are now easily available to set up industries in the State.

• West Bengal is strong Manufacturing, Engineering, Small Scale, Textile and Cottage industries.

• Plans are there to start a Rs 3200 cr road project as well as a 1500 MW power project, 16 thousand to get jobs.

• Rs 40,000 cr to be invested in Durgapur Steel plant expansion. This will create employment opportunities as well.


Edited at 2.55 PM, January 29, 2014