Sudhir Deoras, Chairman CII Eastern Region – speaking at Enterprise Odisha 2013Mr. Sudhir Deoras, Chairman CII Eastern Region, Speaking at ‘Enterprise Odisha 2013’, organised at IDCO Exhibition Ground, Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

Bhubaneswar, 22 November 2013: Mr Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha inaugurated the 18th edition of CII Enterprise Odisha, the largest industrial exhibition of Odsiha, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Government of Odisha, on the IDCO Exhibition Ground in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

 Hon’ble Chief Minister appreciated CII for organizing Enterprise Odisha since last 18 years to showcase the inherent strength and potential of the state. He stated that over the years Odisha has become one of the most favourable investment destination in the country. The state government is coming up with a host of new policy namely, MSME Policy, ICT Policy and Youth Policy besides others which will further boost the overall growth and development in the state.

More than 100 companies have put up stalls over an area of approximately 10000 square metres in the current edition of Enterprise Odisha which is expected to draw more than 50,000 visitors over the next four days.

Mr Sudhir Deoras, Chairman, CII Eastern Region, thanked the Odisha Government for the support and cooperation it has extended in organizing Enterprise Odisha. He particularly congratulated Mr Naveen Patnaik on his “dynamic leadership and the investor-friendly government policies” his government has adopted to attract investments.

“It is our common goal to transform Odisha into a vibrant industrialised state, to enhance the share of industries in State Gross Domestic Product and to promote orderly and environmentally sustainable industrial growth,” said Mr Deoras, who is also the Managing Director of TRF Ltd.

“Almost in every perceivable sector, Odisha attracts the attention of investors the world over. A whopping US$50 billion is expected to be invested in the state for building steel and aluminum producing capacity, power projects, ports, and other infrastructure. If things go as planned, Odisha could emerge as one of the most significant FDI destinations in the world. We firmly believe that the state has the potential to grow into a vibrant economy on the back of agriculture, industry and services sectors,” Mr Deoras added.

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