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KTR meets ASTAR reps in Singapore

Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 07:26 PM
Hyderabad, June 29: Minister for IT, Industries and MAUD KT Ramarao, who was touring Singapore to attract investments to the State, on Wednesday discussed with the representatives of ASTAR agency (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) company which is one of the leading companies in the field of Science & Technology in Singapore.

The company works as a bridge between the academia and industry in the field of innovation. The company representatives expressed their willingness to work with the RICH (Research and Innovation circle of Hyderabad) of the Telangana government. Both RICH and A STAR have agreed to a bilateral agreement through which both will cooperate in the field of innovation, incubation, research and commerce. Student exchange programme will be organized as part of this agreement. The minister explained about the research and small and medium industries in the state.

The Minister had a meeting with the Indian High Commissioner Vijay Thakur Singh today. Both of them discussed the first foreign visit of the Chief Minister in 2014 to the country. She appreciated the priority given by the Telangana government to Singapore. The minister stated that the inputs shared from Singapore were incorporated in the industrial policy of the state.

The Minister met the CEO of Surbana Jurong Mr. Teo Eng Cheong on Wednesday. The company looks after the housing programme in the country and provides infrastructure and public services to the people. The Minister briefed Mr. Cheong about the massive housing programme being taken up in the state. He requested him to take up a multi-storied building project in Hyderabad in view of the vast experience of the company in the infrastructure sector. He assured to provide land for the project. The minister sought the partnership of the company in the pharma city project. He briefed about the facilities in the pharmacity project being taken up in the state. He asked them to do a study on the roads, electricity, drinking water and other infrastructure facilities in Hyderabad for which Mt Cheong responded positively and assured that a team would be sent to Hyderabad shortly. The minister later visited the Taus industrial park and went round the biopolis park and clean tech park and enquired about the facilities in those parks.

At a business session organized by the CII and Indian High Commission held at the High Commissioner office, the minister met heads of 18 companies and through a power point presentation explained to them about the industrial and IT policy of the state. He told them that so far 2200 companies have been given permission after the formation of the state and reiterated that the state is the best investment destination in the country. The principal secretary industries Arvind Kumar was also touring with the minister.

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