20 lakh jobs to be created: Mamata Banerjee after BGBS 2018 conclusion
Investment proposals worth nearly Rs 2.2 lakh crore were received at Bengal Global Business Summit, 2018, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced. The figures are expected to go up, she commented.
The CM also mentioned that based on the proposals received, 20 lakh jobs will be created in sectors like Manufacturing, IT, Cement, Services, Tourism, Infrastructure, Skill Development, Health & Education. She also said that Bengal was facing legacy issues but accountability, transparency and dedication were the credentials of her government.
The next edition of the summit will be held on 7-8 February, 2019.
Highlights of the Chief Minister’s speech:
Thank you so much for joining us on the second day of the summit. I extend warm welcome to all the delegates from all over the world.
It is because of your humble, kind presence that this summit became so hugely successful. Your presence is our inspiration.
We are deeply honoured by the presence of all the foreign delegates. We want to congratulate all of you. More than 4000 delegates from 32 countries participated.
Without a vision, the world cannot survive.
Over 1040 B2B meetings took place in these two days. B2G meetings also took place. 110 MoUs will be signed. This is a great achievement.
Bengal is the gateway to NE India and ASEAN countries. I have already spoken about it. Bengal has a strategic location.
Within two years, connectivity in Bengal will be exceptional with the metro network.
Bengal is the cultural capital. We are a hub of education.
We are No. 1 in skill development, MSME, agriculture, e-governance. In ease of doing business, we are No. 1 in India.
For 34 years, Left Front Govt ruled Bengal. We are facing a legacy. Our accountability, transparency and dedication is our credibility.
We have land bank, land use policy, land map. We have export policy, agriculture policy, business policy, tourism policy.
We maintain the best of relations with the industry. Our captains of industry are our ambassadors.
We have received investment proposals worth about Rs 2.2 lakh crore. This figure will only go up.
Based on the proposals received, more than twenty lakh employment will be generated in several sectors, including mobile, manufacturing and startups.
Bengal government is a friendly government. We are ready to extend all cooperation.
Industry and agriculture are equally important. We give priority to both.
On 7 February, 2019, we will organise World Business Summit. On 8 February, 2019, we will organise the conclave.
Consider Bengal as your home. Come to Bengal and invest here.