The two-day Global Business Summit witnessed inking of a total of 110 agreements in a host of sectors.

State finance minister Amit Mitra said that among the big ticket MOUs include MOU on mining, power and several other sectors that were signed between Bengal government and Poland government. The state power department signed an agreement with GIZ (of Germany) towards and energy action plan for Bengal.

Jadavpur University signed three MOUs for collaboration in various fields with Exeter University, Edinburg University and Eotvos University. The Presidency University signed MOU with Edinburg University in the field of higher eductaion and life sciences. West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation signed an MOU with National Institute of Design for setting up State Design Centre in Kolkata that will open new frontiers in cutting edge technologies.

In a significant development, Wow Momo will set up a factory on a six-floor building in Kolkata and run Bengali restaurants alongside their outlets. The move is aimed at reaching Bengali food along with momo to our customers, said a representative of Wow Momo during the signing of MOU earlier in the day.

Next, a tannery from Kanpur will shift to Bantala Leather Complex, bringing in an investment of Rs 4.5 crore while a Chennai-based shoe
company has bought a tannery in Bantala, said Mr Mitra.

Meanwhile, Mr Anjan Chatterjee, founder & managing director, Speciality Restaurants signed an MOU with the state government whereby restaurant management and culinary training would be offered to youths of the state.

“We would provide six-month skill development training following which the bulk of students would be recruited by us and placements would be arranged for the rest,” said Mr Chatterjee adding that the class VIII pass outs and school drop outs are their target.

The state government will provide stipend to the students during the first three months.

After completion of the course, a group of 20 students out of the batch of 400 would be taken to Switzerland for a upskilling training, he added.

Agreements were also signed with foreign companies namely Buurtzorg Nederlands, Praan Group Nederlands and Edugreen Education and Services to launch healthcare services. A pilot project has been launched in Salt Lake wherein job opportunities will be created for 3000 trainer nurses and nursing attendants in two years.

Notable multi-national companies including Dassault, Aramco, Dubai Multi Commodities Center, Samsung, Pepsi Co, Covestro, Chemixil have expressed their interest to invest in the state, said Mr Mitra.A total of 1046 B2B meetings and 40 B2G meetings took place during the two-day event, said Mr Mitra

Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, today signed MOU with West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (WBTIDCL) to create 100,000 micro – entrepreneurship opportunities on the Uber app over the next five years.

In accordance with the MoU, Uber will create a portal to access the names and details of the eligible driver partners, provided by WBTIDCL and also appoint District Representatives to work
in coordination with the Regional Transport Officers (RTO).

These representatives will facilitate licensed driver partners to register with Uber through its help-desks maintained in RTO Offices across the city. In turn Bengal government will set up Motor Training Schools to train drivers and enable them to get driving licences.