Hong Kong-based China Light and Power (CLP) has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500 crore renewable energy project at Jhajjar. Also, companies like United Technologies, Carrier, Everstone Logistics and Cisco have evinced interest for investing in logistics, development of smart cities and sustainable solutions, and setting up a skill development centre.
These offers were made when Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who is leading a nine-member delegation to project Haryana as a preferred investment destination, had one-to-one and back-to-back meetings with captains of industry and leading investors in Hong Kong today, and in Singapore, last night.
The delegation has reached Hong Kong from Singapore, a Haryana government statement said here today. A senior level team from China Light and Power, comprising CEO Richard Lancaster, Chief Financial Officer, Geert Peters, and Managing Director of CLP India, Rajiv Mishra, met the Chief Minister in Hong Kong today.
They discussed the proposal for setting up a renewable energy project at Jhajjar with an investment of Rs 500 crore. They were told that a very good opportunity awaited them to utilize non-arable land in the state for setting up projects, the release said. A team from United Technologies also met the chief minister and discussed proposal for developing smart city sustainability solutions relating to building security and controls.
Carrier, a world leader in heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, made a proposal to set up a skill development centre in Haryana jointly with the state government for providing skill training to the youth. A high-level Carrier team said work on expansion of their existing facility in Haryana would begin soon.
Eric Chu, Executive General Manager, HVAC, Hong Kong and Macau; Gary Chuk, Director, Building Controls and Integrated Solutions, HMTG; and, Paul Tsui, General Manager Sustainability Solutions, Carrier Hong Kong, attended the meeting. Later, Khattar addressed captains of industry and leading investors at the ‘Invest Haryana Road Show’ in Hong Kong. It was attended by more than 100 delegates from Hong Kong mostly from the banking and financial sector, the release said.
Khattar invited the investors to invest in Haryana and assured them all support in terms of facilitation through appointment of dedicated relationship managers, ease of doing business and the business environment in the state. Khattar held one-to-one meetings with Everstone Logistics and US tech giant Cisco.
Everstone Logistics evinced keen interest in investing in developing logistics facilities in Haryana keeping in view the potential the state holds. Cisco showed interest in associating themselves in the development of smart cities in Haryana. The key sectors which offered vast investment scope included skill development, healthcare, infrastructure, transport, smart cities, renewable energy etc.
Later, Sudhir Rajpal, Principal Secretary, Industries, made a presentation and shared details of the bankable projects with safe returns on investment.
He also shared details of the projects like Global City, MRTS between Gurugram Manesar Bawal, Logistics Hub, Aviation Hub, Global Economic Corridor along the KMP Expressway, Smart city Gurugram, Faridabad and Karnal. Earlier today, on arrival, the chief minister was welcomed by the Consul General of India in Hong Kong at the airport.