· I had a meeting with the representatives of various multinational companies. They have shown interest in setting up business units in diverse areas, such as defence, metro railway and food processing, in Punjab.
A Sberbank representative, on behalf of a Russian company Energo Group Company LLC, met me with a proposal to set up a waste-to-energy technological plant that would create energy from raw material such as animal dung, agriculture waste etc. They also conveyed to me that several companies were interested in establishing defence manufacturing units in Punjab.
Kartik Chopra, Managing Director of the Great Eagle Group, also attended the meeting and informed me about Beijing’s interest in launching a metro project in Ludhiana. He also proposed food processing units for exports to the UAE.
I am looking forward to these opportunities and have assured the company officials that my government is willing to offer the necessary land and any kind of support required from our side. I have requested them to make a formal presentation to the State Government in this regard. I believe projects like these will bring Punjab’s development back to its tracks and will provide the much needed jobs to our unemployed youth.