Davos Tour – KPMG, Nestle and NUS to Collaborate with AP

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CM’s day 2 at Davos concluded with some great outcomes in the form of international entities making a solid move to invest in AP.

Mr Naidu began his day with a session on “Future of Urban Development and Services.”He was among the main contributors on the session discussion. Elaborating on the state bifurcation and struggles that followed, the Chief Minister said that he aims to build a world class city of Amaravati.

The CM had invited the delegates to present best practices in urban development and living and be partners in building a People’s Capital. “The person or organization whose best practice is accepted and implemented will be forever remembered and their name will be engraved there in the city,” he added. Meanwhile, the delegates appreciated the Chief Minister’s approach to adopt land pooling for the capital. He further explained how the state government has managed to satisfy land owners by creating a win-win situation.

KPMG Global to partner with AP for coastal development

Jurgen van Breukelen, Chairman, KPMG Netherlands and Richard Rekhy, KPMG India Head held discussions with the Chief Minister on incorporating Netherlands’ experience of coastal development in AP. During the meeting it has been suggested that an idea bank needs to be created so that every society can implement the best ideas that are incubated. The Chief Minister also enquired into effective waysto make Andhra Pradesh an export oriented hub of manufacturing. In this regard, the Andhra Pradesh government and KPMG global will work out a mechanism to achieve desired results in these sectors.

NUS to help AP become a knowledge/education hub

The Chief Minister held a meeting with Prof Kishore Mehbubani of the National University of Singapore (NUS), who assured the university’s assistance in transforming Andhra Pradesh into a knowledge/education hub.“We are looking at partnerships and collaborations with top 20 universities in the world,” the CM added. The meeting also discussed how the NUS can provide inputs to Andhra Pradesh on public policy, ease of doing business, competitiveness advantage. Given that Andhra Pradesh aims to be one of the best states in the world, the Chief Minister said, the state needs advice and guidance at policy level.

CM meets Sri Lanka PM, invites CM to dinner Later, the Chief Minister participated in the session ‘A New Climate for Doing Business’. During the session, he met Srilanka Prime Minister, Sri RanilWickramasingheand Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The Prime Minister expressed his interest in exploring tourism opportunities in Andhra Pradesh and invited the Chief Minister for dinner during his stay in Davos to have a detailed meeting.

Nestle’s Proposal for AP

Nestle CEO Paul Bulke met the Chief Minister and evinced interest on investing in the dairy and food processing sector. He spoke about the possibilities of exploring Araku coffee and cocoa plantations. The Chief Minister briefed Bulke the agrarian profile of the state and various opportunities in the field of agriculture, food processing and milk production.

Princess Astrid of Belgium greeted the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister also interacted with students from Stanford University.



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