Chief Minister to visit China in June this year
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be visiting China in June end to attract more investments in different sectors of Bengal.
Centre for Promotion of India-China Cooperation had invited the Chief Minister to grace a programme in China where there will also be discussions on trade and commerce. Banerjee will also address it.
There are possibilities that the Chief Minister would be visiting Beijing, Yunnan Province and Jiangsu Province during her visit to China.
There would be discussions to attract investment for Bengal in food processing, automobile, healthcare, tourism and IT sectors.
The development that Bengal has witnessed in the past six-and-a-half-years will be highlighted in the programmes and it will also come up during discussions with industrialists from different provinces of China.
The state's number one position in Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) in the country will also be highlighted.
It is learnt that state Finance Minister Amit Mitra along with senior officials of the state government will be accompanying the Chief Minister during her China visit. A team of top industrialists from the city will also be a part of the Chief Minister's delegation.
Dignitaries from China had invited the Chief Minister to their country during their visit to the state.
Banerjee had earlier
visited Singapore, Dacca, London, Scotland, Italy and Germany. Now, she would be visiting China.
It may also be recalled that during her visit to Singapore in 2014, Governor of Yunnan Province Li Jiheng had met her and invited her to visit China. Again in 2015, Chinese Vice-President Li Yuan Chao had visited Kolkata and invited her to visit China.
It may be recalled that around 30 industrialists from China had visited the Bengal Global Business Summit this year, including 10 industrialists who had visited India for the first time.
The visit of the top industrialists from China in the BGBS had helped establish a connection with them and the business from the state. The Chief Minister's visit to China in such a situation will ensure more investment for Bengal.