Haryana is a land of opportunities and enterprise and offers the best ecosystem to invest and reap the rewards of investment, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar told industrialists in Hong Kong today. The state has vast potential for investment in varied fields and is the ideal place to invest in, Khattar said, while addressing a 100-strong gathering of industry captains and leading investors at the ‘Invest Haryana Road Show’ held in Hong Kong today. “This is my first visit to your beautiful city and I am impressed with its impressive infrastructure,” he quipped.
The Chief Minister, who is leading a nine-member delegation to project Haryana as a preferred investment destination, reached here from Singapore last night. The other members of the delegation, including Industries Minister Vipul Goel, and Managing Director, HSIIDC, Raja Sekhar Vundru, were also present at the road show.
Addressing the gathering, he said Haryana is a leading manufacturer of cranes, excavators, cars, two-wheelers, footwear and scientific instruments etc, and is counted among the most developed and industrialized states in India.
The state offers great opportunities for investment in the fields of Infrastructure, smart cities, healthcare and medical education, skill development, electronics hardware manufacturing, aerospace & defence, mass rapid transport etc, he said, according to a Haryana government release issued here. “The state has the advantage of geo-strategic location. The people of Haryana are industrious and focused, and our youth have the zeal, skill and attitude of world beaters,” he said.
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“Haryana provides a very conducive eco-system for growth of enterprises and I invite you all to invest in Haryana. We shall appoint Relationship Managers for you, who will hand hold you through the entire project lifecycle. I also assure you of our hassle-free business environment and whole-hearted support of my government”, the chief minister said.
He said that geographically, Haryana is a small state accounting for just 1.3 per cent of the total area of the country, “but we contribute nearly 4 per cent to the national economy. We enjoy a great strategic advantage as Haryana surrounds the National Capital Delhi from three sides and nearly 57 per cent of the state falls under the National Capital Region – providing access to about 11 per cent of India’s consumer market”.
The under-construction Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway that encircles Delhi on the western side will facilitate seamless connectivity of Haryana with the rest of the country, without the traffic having to pass through National Capital territory of Delhi. It is a priority project which will be completed by December 2017.
He said that a global corridor had been planned along its 135-km route, “which offers new opportunities of USD 50 billion for development of theme hubs”.
He said that the effort is to offer the state as a corporate capital, an industrial destination, and a residential and entertainment centre while retaining its edge in manufacturing, services and knowledge sectors.
Khattar said the Haryana government had launched ‘Maha Nivesh Yojana’ for iconic-ultra mega projects in manufacturing, tourism, logistics, wholesale markets involving land of minimum 500 acres and investment worth USD one billion. Such projects would be provided special dispensation, including customized package of incentives.