Inaugural ‘Make in Odisha’ kicks off


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday kicked off the inaugural three day Make in Odisha conclave, the largest ever investment summit here at Janata Maidan.

With more than 100 companies taking part in the first edition of this largest ever investment summit in state, a special Defence hangar was showcased during the ceremony which showcased country’s short to long range missiles likes of Agni, Prithvi, Brahmos as well as Sukhoi aircraft engines that are manufactured in the state.

Further some interesting projects were also showcased during the function. Projects on smart city like smart weather forecast on traffic signal, lane specification with speed limit technology, diversion advisory, and route advisory for commuters, traffic enforcement advisory were displayed during the expo.

Addressing a gathering during the opening ceremony Patnaik thanked the industry for keeping faith on and confidence on the state.

“I am delighted to inaugurate this largest ever expo in the state and extremely pleased to see the overwhelming response,” CM said.

Policy ecosystem and investment opportunities to be showcased in the expo would help attract in significant investments into the state generate higher employment for people, Patnaik added.

Ministers of as many as 12 departments, Chief Secretary, department secretaries, Skill Development Authority Chairman Subroto Bagchi, noted industrialists, dignitaries from foreign countries like China, Taiwan were also present during the inaugural function.

The business end of the conclave meanwhile would be tomorrow and day after that when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, major corporate chiefs from across the country including SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya, Kumar Mangalam Birla make their presence.

The event is deemed to be precursor of major investments to state’s various sectors. It is likely to make a big impact on state’s industrial and business framework. The state for the first time has opened up its doors to present its large manufacturing potential and highlight various investment opportunities for investors.

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