Haryana chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday said that the government intended to set up an international cargo airport in the NCR region and 3,000 acre of land has been identified for the project at Bhaini Maharajpur and Bhaini Bhairon villages.
The chief minister was speaking at a dinner meeting of industrialists of Japan and India in New Delhi last evening. Former Prime Minister of Japan and chairman of India -Japan Global partnership Summit (IJGPS Yukio Hatoyama was present in the meeting.
Hooda said that the Airport Authority of India has conducted the site survey and given go-ahead. Application has been filed with the Union ministry of civil aviation for formal approval of the project. The chief minister said that the HSIIDC has signed MoU with consortium of Japanese companies comprising Toshiba, Tokyo Gas and NEC for building ‘Smart Communities’ or ‘Eco Cities’ in the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) region, the country’s showpiece of futuristic developmental model. Opportunities exist for the Japanese investors in development of infrastructure under the initiatives of DMIC, Global Economic Corridor along the KMP Expressways and other initiatives by the various departments in social sectors and for setting up of industrial units.
Hooda said Haryana has considerable presence of Japanese multinational companies. Haryana has always been a preferred investment destination for them in India.The State has so far received an investment of Rs 4,282 crore from the Japanese multinational Companies, which constitutes more than 33% of the total foreign direct investment received in the state. The investment has come through 192 collaborations both technical (97) as well as financial (95). Major Japanese companies in Haryana are—Suzuki, Honda, Yakult, Stanley, Denso, Mitsubishi, Asti,Musashi, Kansai Paints, Yokohama, Asahi, Nippon, NHK, Toyo, Daikin,Showa, Sanden, Sankei Giken, Ushin.
Hooda said that he led an official-cum-business delegation to Japan, in November 2005 and met the top business persons. During one meeting with Osamu Suzuki of Suzuki Motor Company, Suzuki had committed that every penny that Suzuki would invest in India would be in Haryana.