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Guj CM virtually address on “Setting New Benchmark for Industrial Smart City- Dholera Industrial City” in Dubai Expo 2020

    CM calls on investors from all over the world to invest in Gujarat from the global platform of Dubai Expo 2020

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    Gandhinagar, Wednesday:  Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendra Patel called upon traders, industrialists and investors from all over the world to expand their business in Gujarat and engage in global business development.

    In this regards CM said that, Gujarat is committed to fulfill Prime Minister’s vision of “Self-reliant India Make in India” by attracting foreign and domestic investments in Gujarat.

    CM addressed the special session “Dholera Pioneering Smart Industrial Development in India” held at India Pavilion at Dubai Expo-2020 in Dubai via video conference.

    Today Gujarat is discussed and compared with the developed countries of the world. Gujarat alone has received the highest foreign investment of the country i.e. 37% FDI. Gujarat is at the forefront in the fields of engineering, auto parts, textiles, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and gems and jewelry.

    CM added that Gujarat, with a vast coastline of 1600 km and a major and 48 non-major port, has become a gateway for maritime trade with the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He clearly stated that the contribution of the Special Investment Region has become important in making Gujarat the best choice for investment.

    Mr. Patel also mentioned that Dholera SIR is at the forefront of such SIRs and added that our Prime Minister’s commitment to make Dholera SIR a world class industrial smart city would come true. He described the features of Dholera SIR Greenfield Project covering a vast area of 920 sq. Km, connection with DMIC as well as being a well-planned city with state of the art facilities with next generation technology.

    The Chief Minister also said that Dholera SIR has potential in areas including aerospace, defense, engineering, IT, electronics and renewable energy.

    Stating that Dholera, which is now connected to the National and State Highways, will also be connected to the Expressway with Ahmedabad in the near future, the Chief Minister added that work on a huge international airport has also started in Dholera.

    Chief Minister said that, a new era of global industrial development of Gujarat is possible through Dholera SIR. He also extended an invitation to UAE entrepreneurs to join the upcoming Vibrant Summit-2022. He added that the industry-trade-investors coming to this vibrant summit, which is the global identity of Gujarat, will be able to visit India’s first Green Field Smart Industrial City-Dholera and witness the realization of the development story.

    Inspiring everyone joining in Dubai Expo-2020, CM said “Welcome to Industrial Smart City Dholera and Set New Bench Mark for Business and Industrial Development”. CM’s address was welcomed by all.

    In this special session, Vice Chairman of the Sharaf Group of Dubai Sharafuddin Sharaf, Consul General of India in Dubai Mr. Aman Puri, Chairman of the Airports Authority of India Mr. Sanjeev Gupta and others lauded on Gujarat’s leadership in India’s development.

    Chief Minister was accompanied by Chief Secretary Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Pankaj Joshi and Industry Commissioner Mr. Rahul Gupta from Gandhinagar.

    MD of Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd. Mr. Harit Shukla clarified the purpose of this special session and welcomed everyone. MD of iNDEXTb Ms. Neelam Rani delivered thanking note.

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat