The London tour of Chief Minister Sri N Chandrababu Naidu seems to be progressing with great tidings. His tour this time is an interesting mix of investors, investments, heritage and culture.
In a span of 3 days, Mr Naidu managed to cover a chunk of meetings with important agendas, all pointing to the direction of Amaravati.
Here are the snapshots from Mr Chandrababu Naidu’s London tour this year.
11 March 2016
London Stock Exchange to help AP raise funds for Amaravati
“Make Amaravati your second home” says the CM to UK Companies
Mr Naidu began his day with a meeting with MR Nikhil Rathi, CEO of London Stock Exchange. During the presentation, he informed the Chief Minister that more than 500 companies with a total market capitalisation of 2 trillion dollars are listed in LSE. The Chief Minister held a discussion on financial district and development of world-class infrastructure with the representatives. Mr. Rathi has come forward to work with Andhra Pradesh to help raise funds for Amaravati.
Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister paid tribute at Mahatma Gandhi statue in London’s Parliament Square.
Invitation to partner with Amaravati
During a meeting with representatives from Canary Wharf, the Chief Minister has invited them to be partners in the development of futuristic capital Amaravati. Canary Wharf, being a major business district in the United Kingdom, he asked the delegation to adopt best practices to make Amaravati hub of bustling financial activity.
Later, the Chief Minister and team participated in a presentation on UK smart city expertise. Greater London Authority, RICS, Aecom, Benoy, Arup, Mott MacDonald, Mace, Gleeds, Catapult, StadivArena, Vodafone, Rolls – Royce, Herbert Smith Freehills, JCB, UK Export Finance, ARM are part of the presentation.
“We have a rare opportunity to build a world-class capital for Andhra Pradesh. I request you all to make Amaravati your second home and be a part of developing our people’s capital,” the Chief Minister said.
Responding positively, delegations of the UK companies have agreed to send members to conduct studies and explore opportunities. Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister paid tribute at Mahatma Gandhi statue in London’s Parliament Square.
12 March 2016
Overwhelming response from UK investors to invest in AP
The Chief Minister addressed investors, industrialists and businessmen from nearly 300 companies based in UK and received overwhelming response from them.
The Investors were keen to invest in Andhra Pradesh after Mr Naidu elaborated on the opportunities in the state.
Earlier, he met with Rt. Hon’ble Oliver Letwin who became a Minister for Government Policy in the Cabinet Office in May 2010 and was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 15 July 2014.
13 March 2016
CM explores Amaravati Gallery in British Museum
Mr Naidu visited the British Museum and went around the Amaravati gallery which has stupas, sculptures, stone carvings, pillars and other relics excavated from the Buddhist sites in the ancient Amaravati near the new capital city.
The CM spent quite ample time appreciating the limestone carving of ‘The Great Departure of Prince Siddhartha’. The artifact is believed to be from 2nd century AD and dug up from the old Amaravati site.