Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: A delegation from the Puducherry-chapter of the Confederation of Indian Industry on Tuesday called on Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam and apprised him about their activities in the Union Territory. The delegation headed by Chairman of CII, Puducherry chapter, Sriram Subramanya briefed the Chief Minister on their initiatives such as Puducherry Vision 2025, Puducherry City Connect and Education Skill Development programmes. In a release, Mr. Sriram said he requested the Chief Minister to nominate a nodal officer from the government side to prepare the Vision 2025 document. It would be released by March, 2009.

Mr. Sriram said CII would help the government in identifying a suitable partner for promoting highways connecting Puducherry and other neighbouring States through Public-Private Partnership mode. He appealed to the Chief Minister to expedite development works such as Special Economic Zone.