The 22nd edition of Confederation of Indian Industry or CII Partnership Summit, kicked off in Visakhapatnam in a grandiose manner. The summit that had been organised by CII to showcase investment opportunities in the ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’continues to see who’s who of industry, business and politics presiding and speaking about the advantages of investing in Andhra Pradesh. This three-day event is expected to see signing of more than 100 MoUs.
Already, the Summit has seen an investment of over Rs 2 Lakh Crore come into AP’s domain and more is incoming. Over 600 B2B Meetings have been scheduled over the next two days where many more MoUs will be signed.
Here are some interesting snapshots about what the major business leaders, politicians, industrialists and the ministers spoke at the summit about the progress and way forward for Andhra Pradesh and India.
Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Minister of Corporate Affairs and Minister of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India
“Amaravati is going to one of the most outstanding global cities in the world.
Andhra Pradesh offers tremendous opportunities for investors
Sunrise Andhra Pradesh is a great investment destination. Telugu people have a high standard of entrepreneurship
If Sunrise Andhra Pradesh grows at 10 percent rate, it will obviously bring engine of high growth rate”
Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Finance and BJP MP from Jharkand
“Under the leadership of CBN, I would say that future happens first in Sunrise Andhra Pradesh
In the USA there is a saying that if you want to see what America will be like in the future then go to California. In India there is a saying that if you want to see what India will be like in the future then go to Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh is a pioneer in agriculture and showing the way for the rest of India.
Andhra Pradesh is showing India the way through Smart Urbanisation.
Andhra Pradesh is famous for Entrepreneurship. This, with leadership of CBN,make it the Economic Engine of India”
G M Rao, Billionaire Industrialist, Founder Chairman, GMR Group
“CBN has set up a separate Economic Development Board to protect investment on the lines of Singapore. I’m confident that he will deliver again in Andhra Pradesh like he did by bringing Hyderabad on the Global Map”
Piyush Goyal – Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New & Renewable Energy, Govt of India
“One thing I’ve learnt from CBN, One Must Think Big to Achieve Bold Targets
I compliment the State of Andhra Pradesh for their initiatives in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency
CBN is committed to being a sensitive government so that businesses can prosper.
Today we show a plethora of industrials coming fro all over the country wanting to invest in the state.
Hon’ble CM Shri N Chandrababu Naidu has provided vision and effective & efficient leadership to Andhra Pradesh”
Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Industrial Policy & Promotion, GOI
“Pleasure participating in the Partnership Summit being held in Sunrise Andhra Pradesh at Vizag.Gr8 place 4 business!
If India has to grow 9 -10 %, Sunrise Andhra Pradesh must grow 12 – 13 % consistently
Sunrise Andhra will drive India’s growth
The state will give Gujarat a run for its money”
Sumit Mazumdar, President, CII
“Trade facilitation will be a key endeavor going forward Sunrise Andhra. Both big and small industries have signed up to invest in Andhra Pradesh”
Anil Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group
“We signed an MoU to set up a naval facility in Sunrise Andhra”
Chen Mingling, Vice Governor of Guizhou Government, China
“Today the Sino-Indian relationship is the most important bilateral relationship in the 21st century”
Teresa Kho, Director, ADB India
“Visakhapatnam Chennai Industrial Corridor [VCIC] is poised to play a critical role in Narendra Modi’s Act East Policy. The Corridor has the potential to generate 11million jobs in the next 30 years.
East Godavari & Krishna districts are employment intensive & are poised to grow faster with VCIC”
M Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Parliamentary Affairs
“India is island of hope for investors”
Centre will extend its help to Sunrise Andhra because CBN is a true performer
HUDCO will provide 7000crores for the development of Amaravati, Capital of Andhra Pradesh
65000km of National Highways will be developed in Andhra Pradesh.
We are committed to supporting reforms and extending a helping hand to the state of Andhra Pradesh”
N Chandrababu Naidu, Honorable Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh
“We want to turn crisis into opportunity. We want to harness the long coastline of Sunrise Andhra Pradesh
By 2050, we will be the worlds most preferred destination for Investment.
Within 3-4 years, we will no longer face drought in Andhra Pradesh.
We are completely targeting food security for all people for inclusive growth rate.
Every house will have high-speed internet in Andhra Pradesh, at affordable rates
We want to demonstrate all technologies available in the world for construction and housing.
We will give very stiff competition to other states in terms of ease of doing business. We shall be no. 1 state in near future
I want to use crisis as an opportunity for Andhra Pradesh. By 2050, Sunrise Andhra to become best destination in the world
Amravati will be one of the best cities in India and one of the top 10 in the world
India is a happening country. Andhra Pradesh is a trendsetter in India.
In AgroProcessing, sky is the limit. Food habits are changing. Innovation is the key to growth”
Kishore Biyani, Founder & CEO, Future Group
“Sunrise Andhra Pradesh will set benchmarks for the rest of the country”
Neel Raheja – President, Raheja Group
“Sunrise Andhra Pradesh has taken the lead by announcing the retail policy.”
Vishak Kumar, Aditya Birla Group
“We want to make Sunrise Andhra Pradesh healthier and happier”
Deepak Bohara, Minister of Commerce, Nepal
“Increased economic activities will benefit both nations of India and Nepal”
Elsadig M Ali H Elrasoul, Sudan
“Looking forward to increase trade capacity building with Sudan and India”
Joseph Mwanamvekha, Minister of Trade and Industry, Malawi
“Trade continues to be a major factor for growth of our economy”
Khaled Jassem Alshamali, International Organizations and Foreign Trade Affairs, Kuwait
“Kuwait is committed to greater partnership with Andhra and India”
Shishir Priyadarshi, Director, WTO
“Entrepreneurs should identify regional value chains and harness them”
Purushottam Kaushik, Head, Cisco
“Looking at long term plans for a city over a 10-15 year period”
Ravneet Kaur, Joint Secretary, DIPP
“Government wants to use Technology to make it easy to do business in India
There is recognition that Govt of India is making it easy for business to flourish.
The focus of Make in India is not just industrial growth but also create more jobs”
Josh Foulger, Managing Director, Foxconn India
“Make in India is crucial for Digital India
We’re looking at manufacturing in Andhra Pradesh”
Frank G Wisner, Patton Boggs LLP, USA
“What’s important for India is important for Sunrise Andhra Pradesh
The more the economy is open, the lesser the barriers in place, there will be more job creation”
Kishore Jayaraman, Rolls Royce India
“Companies like us want to participate in India’s growth by participating in Skill Growth”
Y.S Chowdary, Politician and Businessman, Founder, Sujana Group of Companies
“Ports cannot be developed in isolation. There must be a major industry making use of ports”
M T Krishna Babu, IAS, Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust
“The continued focus of both Centre and State on ports will result in a better future.
Water transport is cheaper than rail and road transport. The government is developing Inland Waterways
The Prime Focus of the Andhra Government is to provide connectivity to Landlocked states
The present 4 ports in Andhra Pradesh are operating at International Capacities”
Nitin Kirloskar, Head Corporate Marketing, Forbes Marshall
“It’s a remarkable show put up by the Andhra Pradesh government & CII”