The Davos tour saw some attention grabbing response for Andhra. Aside the other delegates who were impressed with the CM’s pitch of the new state at the global level forum, significant accolades came our way when the CII Director General and JICA made their candid yet positive comments on the state.
CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee said that India’s presence meant Andhra Pradesh presence during the 2016 edition of the WEF Annual Summit. He added that the state has evoked a lot of interest in the business leaders across the world making an impressive mark on Davos proceedings. The Chief Minister requested Mr. Banerjee to help set up centres of Innovation for creating skilled workforce and facilitate flow of investments.
Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) said that India is set to become cynosure of all eyes. CM actively sought JICA’s support for Amaravati during their interaction, where JICA said that India is back in focus for them now, elaborating on the advantages of demographic dividend, technology penetration and huge market demand.
The Chief Minister replied to their viewpoints, saying that Andhra Pradesh offers a lot of opportunities to Japan. “Construction of People’s Capital – Amaravati, is a big opportunity. We want to complete Phase I of construction by 2018” he said. He has also invited Mr. Kitaoka to visit Andhra Pradesh to which he gladly agreed.