The two-day annual Bengal Global Business Summit concluded today with a huge response from industrialists from across the globe. It saw the participation of 4,300 delegates, including over 500 international delegates spanning 42 countries.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while speaking at the closing ceremony, stated that Bengal has received investment proposals worth Rs 3,42,375 crore at this year’s summit. As many as 137 MoUs have been signed. “This year’s BGBS meet will generate 40 lakh jobs for the youth,” she said.
“Industry is our goal,” Mamata Banerjee said, adding, “Let us reach a place in 10 years where other states won’t be able to even touch us.”
The chief minister announced that next year, the summit will be held over three days instead of two—February 1, 2 and 3.
At this year’s summit, industrialist Gautam Adani announced an investment of Rs 10,000 crore over a period of 10 years, with an employment potential of 25,000.
Andal Airport and Bagdogra Airport will soon be converted into international airports. Regional airports will come up in Cooch Behar, Malda and other places to connect the districts of Bengal to the other parts of the country.
In the run-up to the summit, several portals were launched by the state government, such as the revamped Shilpa Sathi portal, export facilitation portal, state portal for online exhibitions and the Nijashwini portal for self-help groups.