ANAND SHARMA INVITES SINGAPORE COMPANIES TO INVEST IN INDIA
Date : 09 Jul 2010
Location : New Delhi
Shri Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce and Industry, presently on a visit to Singapore, during his meeting with the Foreign Minister Mr. George Yeo, Trade & Industry Minister Mr. Lim Hng Kiang and Senior Minister Mr. Goh Chok Tong discussed opportunities for investment in India’s infrastructure development and using Singapore expertise in areas of water management, urban planning and skills development. Shri Sharma briefed Mr. Tong on the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and areas where Singapore companies could bring in their expertise and investments.
In the meeting with his Singaporean counterpart Lim Hng Kiang, Shri Sharma discussed issues relating to the ongoing 2nd Review of India Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA). The Singaporean Minister Lim Hng Kiang underscored the importance of early conclusion of India-ASEAN Agreements on Services and Investments. Shri Anand Sharma, in his meeting with Foreign Minister George Yeo, discussed bilateral relations and India’s engagement with ASEAN.
Shri Anand Sharma during his address at a meeting organized by Confederation of Indian Industries with Indian CEOs and industrialists in Singapore today, he gave a broad overview of India’s economy and also referred to India’s engagement with Asia and in particular Singapore. In the afternoon Shri Anand Sharma delivered a public lecture on “Resurgence of Asia in 21st Century – an Indian Perspective” at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Shri Sharma is also scheduled to visit the facilities of NEWater Plant, which showcases the advances that Singapore has made in the area of used water recycling and water management in urban situations.