On the second day of his official visit to Japan, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today held a series of fruitful meetings with eminent dignitaries and top honchos of Japan’s top global industrial houses and financial institutions.
The top executives, including those from Sumitono Corporation, Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi, Hitachi and Itochu, Mizuho Finance and Kaidanren, were impressed by Mr. Modi’s farsighted vision and strategies for development in the 21st Century.
Mr. Modi met them in continuation of his address to a seminar held under the aegis of JETRO yesterday, attended by 400 delegates.
Speaking on different occasion at different venues, Mr. Modi said that Gujarat has already emerged as the growth engine of India’s economy and is on the way to assuming a new identity as an ‘Industrial State with Green State’, marching ahead in tandem with environment-oriented development.
He exuded confidence that Japan with its experience and technology and Gujarat with its entrepreneurial skill and talented manpower could play a decisive role in India and Japan’s becoming powerful economies in the 21st Century.
He listed Gujarat’s initiative in renewable energy, solar power, solar power atop canal networks, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), rail-road-port-airport communication linkage, Dholera SIR (Special Investment Region), Eco City.
Gujarat is setting up Asia’s biggest desalination plant at Dholera to recycle seawater for industrial use as per the states’ new desalination policy, harnessing wind power and solar power for generating electricity from panels being installed on structure atop 4,000-km long Narmada canal network, preparing a hazard-free shipbuilding and ship-breaking, gas-grid and Internet broadband connectivity as part of Next Gen Infrastructure.
Mr. Modi said that Gujarat’s core competence is in political stability, industrial peace in labour relations, policy-driven reforms, uninterrupted power supply, consistent and...