Ahead of the Make in Odisha conclave scheduled to be held on November 30-December 2 here, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday met envoys from over 25 countries at an ‘Ambassadors Meet’ organised in New Delhi.
Delegates from Australia, Canada, France, Russia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Norway, Spain, Italy, UAE and Saudi Arabia attended the conference.
The delegation from Odisha presented competitive advantages of Odisha as a manufacturing destination and shared information about more than 200 ‘ready-to-invest’ projects in the state in diverse sectors and areas including industrial parks, textiles, healthcare, manufacturing, food processing, urban infrastructure, petrochemicals, tourism and downstream industries.
Besides, talking about the ‘Ease of doing business’ in its pitch to the foreign ambassadors, the state also had a slide on ‘Cost of doing business’.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj who attended the meet lauded the initiatives of the Odisha government and also praised the industry friendly ecosystem in the state.