Aiming to make Andhra Pradesh a favourable destination for foreign investments, the state government has decided to set up a task force to create a conducive environment for the foreign delegations. This task force will identify areas and set targets for facilitation and development. Members of the task force also include members from Water Resources, Panchayat Raj, Urban Development, and Economic Development Board departments.
This has been decided during a meeting with a high-level delegation from European Business and Technology Center (EBTC). The delegation led by EBTC Director (New Delhi) Paul V Jensen called on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu here in Vijayawada.
Jensen said his team wants to understand the issues in this field and come up with a proper European technical solution in collaboration with the state government
He informed the Chief Minister that they are also interested in river water management, drinking water supply and waste water management.
In this regard, the delegation gave a detailed presentation on their activities and achievements in water conservation, water recycling, and desalination and flood control mechanisms in other countries.
Expressing interest in partnering with EBTC, the Chief Minister informed the delegation that in spite of being a new state, Andhra Pradesh is at the forefront in adapting technology. He elaborated on the innovative technological practices the government has introduced in the successful implementation of welfare schemes.
Meanwhile, the delegation praised the Chief Minister’s idea of water grid for the state. Mr. Paul V Jensen added:”This will not only benefit agriculture but also boost industrial growth in the state”.
Economic Development Board CEO J Krishna Kishore, Secretary to CM Sai Prasad, Joint Secretary to CM Pradyumna and others were present.