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Vibrant Guj '19 to focus on bilateral trade

New Delhi: The 9th edition of globally renowned business conclave "Vibrant Gujarat'' is becoming more ambitious and innovative after eight productive summits. The theme of this upcoming 9th edition is "shaping a new India''. The platform will showcase the futuristic approach of India, envisioned by the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2022. It will take place from January 18 to 20, 2019 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister himself.

This progressive summit has been planned in a way to coincide with the Kumbh Mela and Pravasiya Bharatiya Diwas, encouraging foreign delegates to witness the trailing events and take part in cultural congregation. Projects such as dedicated business corridors and between Delhi –Mumbai and Bullet train work will be initiated by early 2019. An estimated 36 per-cent of the corridor will be passing through Gujarat.

Vibrant Gujarat 2019 version will be focussing more on Buyer-Seller meet, inviting foreign delegates and facilitate interaction with our domestic players, objective of ensuring conversions for everyone. Gujarat has about eight to nine focus sectors this year, which includes automobiles, chemicals, petrochemicals, gems and jewellery, textile etc.

"We will also be organising a seminar on Gujarat@2022 which will focus on sectoral developments. We will talk about the sectors that we see potential in and how to promote development in these sectors. Showcase big projects: We have several big projects which will shape Gujarat and new India. These projects include the high speed rail project, Dholera SIR, Mandal Becharaji Industrial Township, DMIC etc which are expected to be completed by year 2022,'' said Rajkumar Beniwal, IAS, MD, iNDEXTb.

To promote the potential investors, housing sectors have been developed to facilitate foreign nationals which will cater to their specific needs. For instance, the Mandal Becharaji Industrial Township is dedicated to the Japanese people. Further, the state is now coming up with South Korean and Chinese townships.

Focus on bilateral trade: One of the primary focus sectors is bilateral trade. "There are lots of MSMEs in Gujarat which are exporting their products to Africa, the Middle East and South East Asian countries. To further boost bilateral relations with these countries, we will be observing an Africa Day and West Asia Day during the Vibrant Gujarat 2019 Summit," concluded Rajkumar Beniwal.

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