The Gujarat government held the official curtain raiser ceremony of the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat ceremony 2019 in New Delhi on November 16, 2018. Key industrialists and government officials gathered at the venue as chief minister Vijay Rupani disclosed the focal theme and plan for the 9th edition of the biennial summit.
Gujarat has been a forerunner on attracting potential investors to its thriving industrial sector. With many feathers for garnering success in pharmaceutical and petroleum industry, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019 aims to bolster its infrastructure and redesign its policies.
“Our vision is to develop and build a new India by 2020 and to achieve the target set forth for us by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 75th anniversary of India’s independence”, said Vijay Rupani. The theme of the summit will be ‘Shaping of a New India’ and it thrives to achieve world-class infrastructure in India with futuristic smart cities and a good quality of life for its people. The next episode of development ventures in Gujarat is set to start with commercial activity on Sabarmati Riverfront, Surat Dream City and up-gradation of bus terminals.
Focusing on international participation
The government of Gujarat has decided to extend their social welfare system by providing good health care and quality education for its 60 million citizens. The government is now reaching out to get more international participation and extending its collaborative effort. With a traditionally prosperous textile and pharmaceutical sector, Gujarat has set a good precedent for the rest of the country to create a transparent administration with the help of technology. Today, the state is one of the biggest producers of petroleum and chemical. Not only big corporate houses are now showing confidence in the administration, but medium and small-scale industries are joining in the economic boom as well.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was also signed between the state government and two textile and apparel associations namely, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI). Dignitaries such as Dr Raman Ramachandran, chairman and MD of BASF India and Haijun Wang of Chromei Steels spoke about their business ventures in Gujarat. Ramesh Abhishek, secretary DIPP appreciated the co-operation from the government and the general business-friendly environment of Gujarat.
On behalf of the Gujarat government, Dr J.N Singh, chief secretary laid out the plan on fostering an environment for industries. Roads, railway track, power supply, gas and water grids are receiving government’s tactful attention. The chief minister held a special meeting with the CEOs and MDs of key industries to present the business-friendly policies of the government and to invite them to take part in Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit.
Last year, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit had 12 partner countries, along with 100 participating countries and 2,700 international delegates.