Chennai: Odisha government today organized road-show and investor’s meet in Chennai to attract investors ahead of ‘Make In Odisha’ conclave scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar in November.
The investors’ meet was inaugurated by Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik.
Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said, “I take this opportunity to invite you all to participate in the Make in Odisha Conclave – our flagship biennial Global Investors’ Meet. The first edition of the Make in Odisha Conclave evoked an enthusiastic response with the announcement of over INR 2 lakh crores of investment intent. My Government has since demonstrated its commitment to deliver projects on ground. About 65% of the projects are at various stages of approval and implementation.”
“As you are aware, our natural strength lies in being a mineral rich State. During the last 18 years of my Government, we have focused on enhancing the production levels of key minerals and value-added products. There has been a significant increase in the metal output and today, Odisha is home to major aluminium and steel companies of the country,” he added.
“Enhancing and strengthening infrastructure has been a priority of my Government over last 18 years. Accordingly, our port capacity has increased ten times to 190 million metric tonnes at present. Similarly, power generation has increased more than threefold and road network has increased over 50 per cent,” the Chief Minister informed.
Industry stalwarts MAMR Muthiah, Managing Director, Chettinad Group, P.R. Venketrama Raja, Chairman, Ramco Group and R Thyagarajan, Chairman, Shriram Group spoke during the Chennai roadshow.