Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said United Arab Emirates has confirmed to be the partner country for holding Global Investors Meet that is being held on 7 and 8 November at Dharamshala in Kangra district.

In addition to this, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Tourism and Economic Diplomacy and States Division, Ministry of External Affairs have given their consent to be partner Ministry of this mega event, he added.

After the high power committee meeting to organise Global Investors Meet, Thakur said all the departments of the government as well as the organising partners must work with close coordination and clear perception to make the Meet a big success.

The CM said all the concerned officers must adopt professional approach so that the event could be a major success not only in term of organisation but also in facilitating the investors to invest in Himachal.

“The Himachal Pradesh government is adopting holistic and multi-pronged approach for attracting investment to state and make it investment hub of the country. This meet would be a new beginning in the state to open vistas of progress and prosperity for the state and its people,” he added.

Thakur said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home minister Amit Shah and other Central Ministers would grace the mega event.

In addition to this, business tycoons and Ambassadors from several countries would also be present during the event.

The CM said inspired by the Pragati Portal launched by PM Modi, the state government has also developed Him Pragati for online monitoring, tracking and speedy facilitation of investors.

All the MoUs signed so far have been uploaded on this portal and till date, 570 MoUs worth Rs 75,776 crore have been signed in different sectors.

“Exhibition space would be provided to PSUs and other departments during this event. Further, special emphasis should be laid on creative, innovative and futuristic ideas and models so that they could catch attention of the Prime Minister and other dignitaries,” he said.

Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi said as many as nine committees have been constituted for ensuring successful organisation of this Meet. He said that a review meeting would also be held at Dharamshala on 16th October and spot visit and review of arrangement would be done.

He said that full proof arrangements would be made to make the occasion a success. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Kundu assured that the officers would work with utmost dedication and commitment to make the event a historic one.

Additional Chief Secretary, Industries Manoj Kumar gave a detailed presentation on various arrangements made by the department for making this event. He said that several sectoral committees have to be constituted for each and every session of the Global Investor’s Meet.

Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Representatives of National Partner-CII, Media Partner-Square Communications, Knowledge Partner-EY and Event Partner-ICE were present on the occasion.