Odisha Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday addressed ambassadors and high commissioners from more than 25 countries, to draw foreign investment to the state.
The chief minister invited the participating ambassadors, high commissioners and senior members of the diplomatic corps to Bhubaneswar, along with their business delegations, to take part in the Make in Odisha Conclave being organised by the state in collaboration with the Union government from November 30 to December 2.
Odisha has received an encouraging response from the participating dignitaries from Australia, Canada, France, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Norway, Spain, Italy, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Many of them have expressed their desire to attend the conclave in Bhubaneswar, along with their business delegations, and indicated that they will mobilise their corporate companies and business entities to invest in the state, said government officials present at the meet.
Delivering his keynote address at the meet, the chief minister said Odisha had strived hard to create vital social, economic and industrial infrastructure. The state has undertaken crucial reforms in various sectors and improved governance, strengthened institutions and streamlined regulatory framework.
Odisha offers wide business opportunities in various mega investment regions, including petroleum, chemicals and petrochemicals investment in Paradip, Information Technology Investment Region in Bhubaneswar and the National Investment Manufacturing Zone at Kalinganagar, said Naveen.
He urged the participating dignitaries from foreign missions to encourage companies and investors from their respective countries to explore Odisha as an investment destination.