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Fri, 21st Oct 2016 (Source:Business Standard)
Delegates from Australia, Canada, France, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Norway, Spain, Italy, UAE and Saudi Arabia attended the conference. The delegation from Odisha presented competitive advantages of Odisha as a manufacturing destination and shared information about more than 200 'ready-to-invest' projects in the state in diverse sectors and areas including industrial parks, textiles, healthcare, manufacturing, food processing, urban infrastructure, petrochemicals, tourism and downstream industries.
Besides, talking about the 'Ease of doing business' in its pitch to the foreign ambassadors, the state also had a slide on 'Cost of doing business'. "We held very productive discussions today with the envoys. We look forward to strengthening our trade and business relationship with various countries and emerge as the manufacturing hub of the east", Patnaik said on the sidelines of the meet.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who attended the meet lauded the initiatives of the Odisha government and also praised the industry friendly ecosystem in the state. The state government has launched Odisha Industrial Development Plan: Vision 2025 with focused attention on five sectors which aims to attract investments to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh crore and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities for three million people.
The 'Make in Odisha' conclave is being organised by the Odisha government in collaboration with the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP).