Poland Ambassador to meet key state ministers
Kolkata: Ambassador of Poland to India, Adam Burakowski, is scheduled to meet three crucial ministers of Bengal government, including the state Industry and Commerce minister Amit Mitra.
Sources said that there will be discussions on issues related to the industry, agriculture and power sectors. He is also scheduled to meet the state Agriculture minister Asish Banerjee and Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, minister of the state Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources department.
Sources said that if everything goes as planned, the meeting will be held on April 24. The meeting with Mitra will take place at 2 pm in the state secretariat, Nabanna, while the meeting of the Ambassador with the state Power minister will take place at 12 noon at Vidyut Bhavan in Salt Lake.
The scheduled time of the meeting with the state Agriculture minister is yet to be finalised and an e-mail in this regard has been sent to the Agriculture department.
Burakowski is also scheduled to attend an interactive session in a chamber of commerce in the city on April 23.
It may be mentioned that a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mining, power and several other sectors was signed between the Power and Non-Conventional Energy Sources department of the Bengal government and the government of Poland (Silesian Region) in the Bengal Global Business Summit, held on January 16 and 17. Sources said that the MoU is also going to be a point of discussion during the meeting.
It has been learnt that besides a discussion on the MoU, dialogue on several other issues related to the fields of industry, agriculture and power, is expected to take place in the meeting.
It may be recalled that a high-level Polish delegation had attended the BGBS and there was also discussion on matters related to energy efficiency by the use of modern technologies.
Moreover, the state Industry and Commerce minister has held a meeting with senior representatives of 35 countries in New Delhi on Wednesday. The countries have shown interest in investing further in Bengal, with the development in infrastructure and working atmosphere.
There was a discussion about various investment plans and it has been considered as a beginning of the preparation for the next BGBS. There was also a discussion on investment in the leather industry, port and infrastructure development.