BHUBANESWAR: Chief minister will meet industry captains and attend an investment roadshow in Mumbai on August 8, in the run-up to the second edition of the ‘Make in ‘ conclave.
The industries department and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will organize the roadshow that will focus on showcasing the state‘s investment potential and business ecosystem, official sources said.

More than 300 companies have confirmed their participation in the Mumbai meeting, which will explore investment opportunities in food processing and seafood, ancillary and downstream industries in the metals sector, textiles, electronics system designing and manufacturing, chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals. Industries minister Ananta Das, chief secretary A P Padhi and senior officials will meet the investors on August 7 and 9.

The delegation will highlight the strategic advantages of investing in Odisha. It will present a comparative picture on factors such as cost of doing business, incentives for investors, dedicated sector-specific clusters and over 1.25 lakh acre of land bank available for industrial development.

Industrial infrastructure like the National Investment Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) at Kalinganagar, the food processing park at Khordha, the textile and apparel parks at Ramdaspur in Cuttack and Dhamnagar in , the aluminium park in Angul and the plastics park in Paradip will be showcased at the roadshow.

“We are pleased to receive an encouraging response from the business community of Mumbai. We are positive about attracting significant investments from Mumbai-based companies,” said an official statement quoting industries secretary Sanjeev Chopra.

The chief minister on Saturday also reviewed preparations for the ‘Make in Odisha‘ conclave and asked departments to organize sector-specific workshops to highlight the state‘s investment potential.

“Odisha is fast becoming one of the preferred investment destinations of the country and the thrust is on bringing more diversified industries to provide higher employment opportunities to the people,” Naveen said at the meeting.

Sources said the chief minister would attend similar roadshows in three other metro cities before the ‘Make in Odisha‘ conclave, scheduled from November 11 to 15. The state government is also planning roadshows in China, Japan and .

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