Capt seeks Japanese corp in renewable energy and industrial parks
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday met Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu to seek cooperation in several areas, including Renewable Energy, Solarisation of Agricultural Pumps, setting up of Industrial Parks and Skill Development.The chief minister told the Ambassador that Punjab provided an ideal platform for Japan for expanding and augmenting its industrial presence. Capt Amarinder further pointed out that the implementation of special power tariff at Rs 5 per unit for five years with upgradation in distribution infrastructure, which were among the key features of the policy, will further ease business in Punjab.This, he said, would ensure effective and uniform maintenance and management policies across the State. The government is also planning to set up four new industrial parks and 12 new industrial estates in Punjab, besides a Skills University, coupled with industry-specific skill development centres, the Chief Minister said. The Chief Minister said cooperation in key areas such as Renewable Energy, in which he proposed a pilot project for the conversion of Rice Husk (Bio mass) into Ethanol (Energy fuel). Captain also proposed setting up of a Japanese Industrial Township and cooperation in Small and medium Enterprise, preferably in manufacturing sector. He offered various strategic sites, including Rajpura (Patiala) for Electronic Park with a Japanese anchor unit, Mattewara (Ludhiana) for Automobile Park with Japanese anchor unit, Sundra (Dera Bassi) for Pharma Park with Japanese anchor unit and Amritsar for Food Processing Park with Japanese anchor unit.
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