: Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry D.Purandeswari in a letter to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and State Minister for Commerce and Industry J.Geetha Reddy urged them to send a formal proposal to the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry for establishment of a Convention Centre at Visakhapatnam, as the Union Ministry had agreed in principle to her request.

Purandeswari appealed to the Chief Minister and Geetha Reddy to speed up the process by directing officials concerned to send the proposal to the Centre without delay, according to a statement released here.