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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.

Following his meeting with Mr. Zhang Zhao CEO of Guizhou International Investment Corporation (GIIC), a delegation called on the Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at Vijayawada.

The delegation headed by Mr. Guan Xiaoqing, Planning Department, Head of Guizhou, has visited Amaravati and capital region over the past few days. They evinced their interest in extending their fullest co-operation for the development of Amaravati as a world-class capital.

GIIC is known for giving Guizhou province an urban facelift with a short span of time. They informed the Chief Minister that they will submit a detailed infrastructure plan in a short span of time along with providing assistance in bringing in big investments to the state.

Later in the day, a Hungarian trade delegation met the Chief Minister. A team from Budapest Water Works, Hungary has arrived in Vijayawada to conduct a feasibility study on the water supply system in the city.

They have come forward to modernize the state’s water distribution system and ensure every household receives 24X7 water supply. In this regard, the delegation invited officials from the government to visit Budapest and study their mechanism.

Tamás Bencze, International Business Development Director, Budapest Water Works, Zsolt Pákozdy, Senior Economic and Commercial Counselor, Minister Sri Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao and others were present.

 

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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with all MP’s at Camp office, Vijayawada.

LuLu Group, a major hypermarket chain operating out of Dubai and Middle East, is looking at Andhra Pradesh for setting up mega convention centres, hyper markets and hotels in Andhra Pradesh’s major towns – Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Tirupati. In this regard, a delegation has met Chief Minister Chandrababu here in Vijayawada.

The Chief Minister explained various opportunities for investments in various sectors. The Delegation informed the CM that they would do a feasibility study on the project and come up with a proposal on identifying areas of investments.

Lulu group is a leading group in exports, imports, shipping, trading, IT, travel and tourism. It also has several operational units in Dubai and other countries.

Secretary (Infrastructure) Ajay Jain, Secretary (Industries) S.S. Rawat, Principal Secretary to CM Satish Chandra and others were present.

Government of Andhra Pradesh and Chinese Company Trina Solar, today inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a 2,800 crore plant at Atchutapuram, Visakhapatnam district.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said that this will give a huge fillip to the energy-efficient practices promoted by the state government and create employment opportunities for 3,500 people.

Industries (Secretary) S.S. Rawat signed the MoU from the government while Trina Solar  Vice President Chen Shou Chung signed the deal, in presence of the Chief Minister.

Trina Solar is one the world’s leading companies that specializes in the manufacture of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules and system integration. It also develops and produces ingots, wafers, solar cells and solar modules.

Highest priority is being accorded to the agricultural sector in Andhra Pradesh and all efforts will be made to make farming remunerative. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone for an agriculture university at Lam Farm in Guntur. The university, which is coming up on 500 acres at a cost of Rs 1,505 crore, is one of the institutes of higher learning and research promised by the Centre to the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh at the time of bifurcation.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu urged the Union Agriculture Minister to accord it the status of a central university and make available the requisite funds and facilities.

The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to name it Acharya N. Ranga Agricultural University. The Agriculture University of the Undivided State in Hyderabad was known by the same name.

Speaking at the foundation laying ceremony, Radha Mohan Singh said as Andhra Pradesh was a major agricultural state, it would get due importance. He said agricultural universities would have to play a greater role in undertaking research and extension to the fields as technology would play a great role.

The Minister also stressed that there was need to set up a premier agri-education and research institutions in Andhra Pradesh as the residuary state is deprived of several academic and research institutions after bifurcation.

“We expect that with establishment of this university at Lam, Guntur, the agricultural growth in the region will receive the much needed impetus and will usher in a new era of robust agriculture and a knowledge empowered prosperous farming community,” he added.

While noting that there were still large productivity gaps in the potential and the realised farm output, he called for developing new technologies to bridge the gap. He said that since agriculture was the primary source of living for 70 percent of the population, technological progress in agriculture was crucial for the overall economic development of the country. He said research institutions and agricultural universities enabled the country to achieve self-reliance in food security. The minister also said the country has 73 agricultural universities and 101 ICAR research institutions were currently serving the farming community.

Giving a boost to aquaculture sector in the State, the Centre has sanctioned a Brooder Multiplication Centre for L. Vannanair shrimp for Andhra Pradesh, a Central Institute for Brackish-water Aquaculture (CIBA) regional office in Vijayawada and a Fishery Brood Bank. This was announced by the Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmer Welfare Minister. The three institutes will boost the prospects of aquaculture along the coastal region of the State, enabling it to generate an annual income of Rs. 24,000 crore.

Recalling that the Centre had sought to set up agriculture and related institutions in four states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Haryana and Rajasthan, Singh appreciated that AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had responded with utmost speed, while the proposals in other three states have not made substantial progress.

On the occasion, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the government is setting up different central institutions like IIT, IIIT, IISER in different districts of AP with a view to decentralising development.

Noting that the Centre released funds for the backward districts of the state, the minister said it is unfortunate that opposition parties accuse the NDA government of not doing much for Andhra Pradesh.

Appreciating the Centre’s help to new Andhra Pradesh on various counts after it faced a crisis following state bifurcation, the CM urged that the agriculture varsity near Guntur be given the status of central university.

CM Naidu said since 65 percent of the state’s population was dependent on agriculture, his government was giving top priority to the sector. He said the State Government had released Rs 23,000 crore under a loan waiver scheme in the State and it had come as a great relief to the farmers.

Union ministers Ashok Gajapati Raju, Y.S. Chowdary, several state ministers and public representatives were also present.

Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu who returned from his tour to Kadapa District, suggested developing the district as a world tourist destination. In a review meeting with Tourism officials here in Vijayawada, he set a six-month deadline for the completion of Phase 1 works of the Gandikota Project.

In this regard, the Chief Minister asked officials to hire consultant services to introduce ropeway, rock climbing, boating park, amusement park, shopping area, resort and other tourist amenities. This will not just promote the tourism, but also increase passenger traffic at Kadapa Airport, he added.

“Submit proposals to develop Kadapa as a major entertainment and adventurous destination”, he added. He also directed the officials to hold a geological survey on stone rocks, Penna River, reservoirs and other regions. It has also been decided to construct a glass balcony in Gandikota on lines of Grand Canyon located in America.

Given that the Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams (TTD) has come forward for the development of Ontimitta temple with an expenditure of Rs 20 crore, the Chief Minister directed the officials to complete construction works at the temple before Sri Rama Navami next year. “Prepare a master plan for the construction of marriage halls, hotels and choultries,” he said.

Tirupati must emerge as a lake city by developing 100 ponds in the town, along with Vijawada as Canal City and Vizag and Beach City, the Chief Minister said. He directed the officials to ensure clearances within 21 days for companies that have already signed MoUs for various tourism projects. “Create a milestone and update the progress of the projects to the Dash Board,” he said. The Chief Minister also suggested setting up Hospitality University and Culinary Institute in the same premises in Tirupati.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister examined the idea of developing Nagarjuna Sagar into a Buddhist Heritage site. He also directed the officials to speed up construction works of the convention centre spread across 6 acres in Rajahmundry.

Meanwhile, Secretary (Tourism) Nirab Kumar informed the Chief Minister that they have designed a PPP-based model for the development of Kotappakonda. He also presented the working statuses of tourism projects in various districts.

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Jana Sena leader and film star Pawan Kalyan today called on Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at the latter’s camp office in Vijayawada. The meeting assumes importance in the backdrop of the State Government’s move to construct the new capital city of Amaravati by pooling about 33,000 acres of land from the farmers in the Guntur district of the State.

Pawan Kalyan, who could not attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the capital by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on October 22, expressed his concern about the land pooling and farmers’ issues in the past and wants the Government to make them part of the development.

The actor and the Chief Minister are meeting after several months. Pawan Kalyan had played a key role during the general elections last year campaigning for TDP-BJP combine.

 

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