The Chief Minister interacted with the Indian industrialists at the AP- Singapore Industry Business Round Table Meeting held on the second day of his tour to Singapore. The meeting was also attended by Singapore’s National Development Minister, Desmond Lee and Indian Ambassador to Singapore, Jawed Ashraf along with All Industries Associations of Singapore.
Speaking on the AP- Singapore collaboration, Minister Desmond Lee said, “Both Amaravati and AP provide a great scope for the Singapore Industries and particularly the housing industries of Singapore which also deal with material manufacturing.”
“There is a great scope for greenfield construction in not just Amaravati but the rest of AP as well. Facility management is another area which offers great business opportunities in AP”, he added.
J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, Economic Development Board (EDB) of AP made a presentation to the delegates present which highlighted the growth story of AP along with investment opportunities in the state.
Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu thanked Minister Desmond Lee for organizing this interaction with builders, developers, and manufacturers and said, “ We are developing qualitative manpower and are making sure that AP is well equipped with all kinds of infrastructural facilities. Singapore has been a great ally to AP and people here possess high levels of integrity and work ethics and we are learning a lot of best industry practices from them.”
AP and India are working and moving fast to improve urban infrastructure. Along with infrastructure and quality of life, AP is also looking to improve its tourism industry. Hence, we are keen to set up a construction city where we bring together manufacturing, trade, contractors. For this purpose, I need cooperation from not just businesses in AP and Singapore but the Government of Singapore as well”, he added.
Speaking on the investment opportunities in Amaravati, the Chief Minister said, “Amaravati provides opportunities for all to grow and the city is blue and green and is going to be healthy for all to live.”
“To make the dream of creating a world-class city like Amaravati, we need the construction city to be established and I invite suggestions for the same”, he concluded