Malaysian team calls on Naidu

March 18, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:51 am IST - HYDERABAD:

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu welcomed the Malaysian government’s interest in conducting a feasibility study for Itchapuram-Chennai beach road.

In a meeting with Malaysian delegates, Mr. Naidu explained about advantages of AP having a long coastline and stated this would enable the State to become a hub for logistics for South East Asia.

He assured full cooperation from the State government and said the government was planning to have country-specific desks for doing business effectively.

Promises support

He said both Indian and Malaysian governments should work on increasing the number of flights from Visakhapatnam to Kuala Lumpur.

Recalling his experience of visiting Malaysia 17 years ago, the Chief Minister appreciated the work that went into making Putrajaya one of the best cities in the world.

A delegate from the Malaysia's Industrial Development Board said that their government was interested in preparing master plan and conceptual planning of townships in the Capital region.

The delegation also evinced interest in investing in infrastructure, roads and buildings, aquaculture, IT, mining, automotive industry, pharma, tourism and agro-processing sectors in the State.

Solar projects

The Malaysian government was willing to partner with the government of AP in providing technologies for solar projects.

Another investor evinced interest in mono rail in Vijayawada, Guntur and Visakhapatnam.

The delegates invited Mr. Naidu to visit Malaysia and study the development models there.

Ugadi fete

The Telugu community in Malaysia invited the Chief Minister to participate in Ugadi Celebrations in Perra.

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