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IT, technical edu on CM’s agenda

by December 23, 2016 General
Ranchi: Information technology (IT), automobile engineering and water management remained the focus of chief minister Raghubar Das during his second day at Singapore.

Das led his entourage of 12 members into NEWater, the country’s largest waste water management facility, run by its public utilities board. In a written statement issued on Friday, the government claimed that the entourage and officials of NEWater discussed the prospects of working together to develop rain water harvesting and water management system in the state.

Das, accompanied by chief secretary Rajbala Verma, development commissioner-cum-finance secretary Amit Khare and others, visited the Singapore Institute of Technical Education.

The CM discussed the possibility of opening a 3,000-student capacity technical education institute in the state, to which the ITE gave its assurance to cooperate.

“It was agreed that the Jharkhand government will enter into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ITE during global investment summit next year,” Verma said.

After he met members from the Bihar-Jharkhand diaspora on Thursday, Das sat with a delegation of the alumni network of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Pan IIM. The meeting was fixed to tap the Indian-origin entrepreneurs of Singapore for investing in Jharkhand alongside the big players, officials of the state industries department said.

The government claimed that Friday’s meeting generated considerable interest among investors from Singapore. The meeting focused on food processing, textiles, tourism, urban development, skill development and healthcare.

“Robust landscape, skilled manpower makes Jharkhand an ideal investment destination,” Manish Tripathi of Pan IIM said.

Raghubar Das will fly back to Ranchi on Saturday, with in-principle agreements of an electronic vehicle and battery production unit, an IT zone and a new technical education institute, the government said.

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