Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, who is on a week-long tour in Germany to attend DRINKTEC 2022, the world’s leading trade fair for the food industry, on 14th September embarked on a series of engagements with various stakeholders to promote Punjab as a preferred investment destination and woo global investments into the State, during the first day of his tour in the country.
During the event, Bhagwant Mann held deliberations with key companies like Zepplin, Buehler, Pro Minent, Donaldson, Igus, Cipriani Harrison Valves, Pentair and others about various technology solutions pertinent for Punjab’s industry like oil seed processing machinery, industrial air filtration systems, purification technology, measurement of chemicals in water, tossing equipment for chemicals, conversion of biomass to energy, industrial water treatment and others.
During the interactions, the Chief Minister showcased Punjab as a land of opportunities and asked the companies to invest in the state. He said that Punjab has long been known as the Food Bowl of India and the Food Processing sector has significantly contributed to the progress of the state.
Bhagwant Mann said that the State Government stands ready to fully support global industry in setting up their operations in Punjab. Describing Punjab as the most preferred destination for doing business, the Chief Minister said that companies will be immensely benefitted by investing in the state. He said that complete communal harmony, peace and amity were mainly responsible for overall development and prosperity in the state. Bhagwant Mann urged the industrialists to make optimum use of this congenial atmosphere backed by excellent infrastructure, power, skilled human resources and the best industrial and work culture to spread their business.
The Chief Minister said that the pragmatic policies of the state government coupled with industrial peace and state-of-the-art infrastructure provide a conducive atmosphere for industrial development in the state.
He pointed out that earlier single window service was merely a sham devoid of any meaningful purpose, which not only demoralized the potential investors but also hampered the industrial development of the state. However, Bhagwant Mann said that his government has ensured that the single window system works as a real facilitator to the entrepreneurs interested in investing in the state.
Extending a red carpet welcome to the industrialists, the Chief Minister said that the state government was always open for new ideas and innovations to boost up the industrial growth in Punjab. He envisioned that this visit will give a major boost to the process of industrialization in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that the day is not far away when Punjab will emerge as the industrial hub of the country. Meanwhile, giving an affirmative response to the Chief Minister, the leading
companies assured him of massive investments in the state. BMW Group has assured him to open auto parts plant in Punjab.