Bhubaneswar, Dec 12: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday reclaimed that Odisha is emerging as a manufacturing hub of Eastern India.
Patnaik was speaking at the 93rd Annual General Meeting of FICCI on the virtual mode today. He said Odisha and FICCI have been partners in multi dimensional progress spanning across investment promotion, policy advocacy, and promoting entrepreneurship, especially among women and start-ups.
“Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India. My Government has always endeavored for a holistic business environment for the investors in the State,” he contended.
To attract new investments in the identified focus sectors, our officials have held discussions with institutions and industries from Japan, Republic of Korea, USA and Vietnam to showcase the business ecosystem and investment opportunities in the State, he said.
He expressed happiness saying that Odisha has been able to attract new investments of over Rs 1 lakh crore across multiple sectors even during difficult Covid pandemic times.
The Chief Minister FICCI will again be the National Industry Partner for the third edition of Make in Odisha Conclave. FICCI had played a vital role in the success of the Conclave in 2018, he said, requesting the FICCI to nominate dedicated sectoral teams to work with respective departments in the Odisha Government especially in important sectors such as food processing, chemical, tourism and IT.