Gujarat prepares for biannual show

Vol 12, PW 12 (30 Oct 08) News in Brief
     

Gujarat government officers are travelling abroad to attract investors to the state’s biannual Vibrant Gujarat event scheduled in the capital Gandhinagar on January 12 and 13.

Oil, gas and power development is high on the agenda, with a talk on â€کPartnering the progress – Energising the Future’ scheduled on January 12. Given the global economic slowdown, it is unclear what response the state will get.

“The (state) government has identified 13 or 14 sectors for investment,â€‌ reports a Gujarat state government source. “It is too early to say what kind of response we will get.

â€‌ Gujarat is promoting itself as the best investment destination in India with ample supplies of gas, the most extensive gas pipeline network of all states, and both of India’s operating LNG terminals. In addition, local government owned GSPC is promoting a third LNG terminal in the heavily industrialised state of Gujarat at Mundra port in partnership with the private Adani group.