MAKE GOA A PREFERRED INVESTMENT DESTINATION: CM

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The Chief Minister called upon the investors to invest in Goa as we have the required logistics to set up their ventures. He appealed to GCCI and Investment Promotion Board to assist investors in setting up their ventures and make Goa a preferred investment destination for investors. He also said that Goa has good connectivity by way of road, rail and air ways to cater to the needs of the industries.
The Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant was speaking after inaugurating the INVEST- GOA 2022 SUMMIT an event organised by GCCI in Association with Government of Goa, FICCI & Invest India.
The Chief Minister said although Goa intends to have investment in the industrial sector but would prefer eco-friendly industries. He urged the investors to partner in Goa’s industrial growth to work together in making the new India Mission successful.
Minister for Industries Shri Mauvin Godinho appreciating GCCI for organizing such an event on behalf of the Government said Goa has all sort of infrastructure required for the industrial growth. Shri Godinho urged investors from all over to invest in the industrial sector and become partners of Goa’s industrial growth. Let’s grow together to boost the nation’s economy, he added.
Ex-Union Minister of Railway and Keynote Speaker, Shri Suresh Prabhu said Goa has its own industrial policy which is investor friendly. Goa is the best place for investment and this is the right time to be here in Goa. Goa is a best place conducive for business and a place to relax as well, he remarked. He advised to make Goa as the first ESG compliant State. Goa is the right place to host events like the World Economic Forum. Goa has potential to become a startup forum. Goa being a small State is ideal to venture into World Design centres for the world, State would earn revenue out of royalty, he remarked.
Minister for Information & Technology, Shri Rohan Khaunte said investment and industry is something Goa is looking for. Government is endeavouring for its industrial growth wherein IT has a pivotal role in making Goa as a knowledge destination and to make mission Swayampurna Goa successful, he added.
Speaking further, he said Goa has its own policy and the Government has initiated steps to develop infrastructure right from reaching WIFI services in every constituency. Startup under IT policy is a game changer in the industry sector seeking right investment in the IT sector. Apart from Infrastructure for IT we seek to make Goa as a Tourism and Creative Capital in the Country, he added.
Ms. Nicole Faria a young entrepreneur from Navelim was felicitated at the hands of the Chief Minister.
MLA Reginaldo Lourence, Principal Secretary Finance Dr. V. Condavelou, IAS, Chairman of Gujarat Chamber of Chamber of Commerce & Industries Shri Pratik Patwari, Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Shri Lalit Gandhi, Stakeholders from industrial sector and others attended the function.
On this occasion the Chief Minister handover letter of intent to various investors which included are CMM Logistics Pvt Ltd, Mr. Dell Menezes; Director; KBR Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Muralidhar N Prabhu; Director; Mr. Kapil Borkar; Regional Sales and BD Manager; Air tech Composite Materials India Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Jacob Kuriakose Arieckal, Proprietor; Mr. Jacob Kuriakose Arieckal, Proprietor; Arieckal Industries, Mr Saji Pillai, Promoter; Samanvii Digimedia Art and Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Sagar Salgaonkar, MD; Geno Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Ms. Aprajita Singh from invest India; DC Spirits, Mr. Vithal Narvekar, CEO & Mr. Shivprasad, Project Head; Goa Glass Fiber Ltd., Mr. Saurabh Jain, Founder & Director Thinvent Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Anil Malani, CEO, Delta Corporation Ltd. Mr. Tej Naik, Promoter; Powerland, Mr. Pramod Rane, Promoter; La Cabana Senior Citizens Luxury Homes, Mr. Babu C Ghanta, CEO & Founder Big B Group, Mr. Mansingh, Manager on behalf of Mr. Sanjay Khanna, Director; Gold Coast Villas Pvt. Ltd, Mr. Yash Sawardekar, Promoter; Goenchi Industries Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Yogesh Joshi, Director; Rapid Organic Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Sachin Mirajkar; Netzsch Pumps, Mr Prashant Prasad Shivalkar / Mr. Michiel Wisburn; Teva Pharma, Mr. Prasad Dhakhankar, Bioshash Business Pvt.,
The proceedings of the said meet began with signing of MOUs between Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce & Industries and BITS PILANI Shri Lalit Gandhi and Dr. Suman Kundu did the honour.
The Chief Minister released the document of Goa Industrial & Investment Promotion Policy 2022.
Chairman GCCI Shri Ralph Dsouza welcomed the guests. Professor Dattesh Parulekar compered the function while Vice-Chairman GCCI Smt Pratima Dhond proposed the vote of thanks.

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