West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to visit Spain in September to seek investment proposals for different projects in the state. The CM’s visit comes ahead of the Bengal Global Business Summit for which preparations have already started, officials said.
Banerjee is likely to visit Spain from September 15 -20. Sources said that a delegation led by West Bengal Chief Secretary Harikrishna Dwivedi and other senior government officials may also join the CM.
A senior official said, “The chief minister is likely to mee the heads of leading companies and industrialists in Spain. Preliminary talks have begun for those meetings. The chief minister’s aim is to try to attract foreign investment for Bengal’s manufacturing sector and to create employment opportunities. Given how manufacturing sectors of various states have been drawing a lot of foreign investment, the government wants to use the opportunity to its advantage.”
According to the state government, it received investment proposals to the tune of Rs 3.42 lakh crore during the two-day Bengal Global Business Summit last year.
In the 2019 edition of the summit, more than 5,000 delegates, including 500 international delegates from more than 35 countries, had participated in the event. The business proposed in the earlier five editions of the BGBS amounts to Rs 12,35,578 crore.