Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur invited the entrepreneurs from UAE to invest in Himachal Pradesh as there is immense investment potential in the state.

The event was hosted by the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC).

While addressing the ‘Road Show’ organised by the state government in association with the CII Himachal at Dubai on Tuesday evening, Thakur thanked the participants for joining in big numbers which shows the interest and commitment of people of UAE to invest in India.

He said that there has been a sea change in India since the last four-five years and Himachal has also strengthened itself in these years. He invited the business and industry fraternity to come forward and explore opportunities to collaborate and invest in HP.

Briefing the audience about the outstanding sectoral policies being formulated by the state government, the Chief Minister said that the state government was providing several incentives to the entrepreneurs to invest in the state in order to facilitate investments across sectors. He saluted the spirit of people of UAE to excel in whatever they do.

Thakur said that the state government was planning a Global Investors meet at Dharmashala as an initiative being taken for the first time in Himachal. He said that the state has advantages available with it which would make intentions and initiatives of the government bear fruit. He extended a very warm invitation to the people of UAE to join for the Global Investors Meet and invest in Himachal Pradesh.

He said that the state has a vibrant talent pool and educational eco-system with the presence of premier institutes of national repute. With a host of universities, engineering, management and medical colleges, the state ensures a steady supply of skilled human capital for the industries, he added.

The Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh is one of the most visited states of the country by the tourists, domestic as well as foreign, and it offers visitors a variety of choices like adventure, wildlife, eco-tourism, heritage, spiritual, monuments, religious, skiing etc. The state government was committed to making sustainable tourism as one of the prime engines of growth in the state by establishing it as a leading global sustainable tourism destination, he added.

Ambassador of India to the United Arab Emirates Navdeep Suri detailed out about the healthy and ever-growing relationship between UAE and India. He talked about exceptional personal camaraderie shared by the top leaders of both countries.

He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was awarded highest civilian award of UAE.