Naveen offers support for Japan Industrial Cluster and Township establishment near Bhubaneswar

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has offered support for establishment of Japan Industrial Cluster and Township near Bhubaneswar during a meeting here with Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister Steel, Petroleum & Natural Gas and H.E. Mr. Satoshi Suzuki, Ambassador of Japan to India met Naveen Patnaik, Honourable Chief Minister of Odisha and discussed development of Steel cluster in Odisha and prospects of Japanese investment in Steel Sector and downstream development in Odisha.

Smt. Rasika Chaubey, Addl Secretary Steel, Govt of India gave a presentation about the new initiative called Purvodaya, which aims to drive accelerated development of Eastern India through establishment of integrated steel hubs in Eastern states of India for which Odisha has the best potential.

This Eastern belt has the potential to add more than 75% of the country’s incremental steel capacity envisioned by the National Steel Policy. It is expected that out of the 300 MT capacity by 2030-31, over 200 MT can come from this region alone.

The Odisha CM urged the Japanese Ambassador to consider be the country partner for Make In Odisha Conclave 2020, once again. He also made an offer for an exclusive Japan Industrial cluster and township near Bhubaneswar for which the state govt would provide all the necessary facilitation.

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