The Andhra Pradesh government today announced that a direct flight would soon be operated between Amaravati and Tokyo, while Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu expressed his desire to visit the Japanese capital city every six months.
"Make Amaravati your second capital after Tokyo. You come here once every six months and I, too, will visit Tokyo every six months. We will soon operate a flight between our capitals. Let us improve our relations," Naidu told a visiting Japanese business delegation here.
He was addressing the second AP-Japan Public Private joint conference.
Japan's Minister for Economic, Trade and Industry (METI) Yosuke Takagi led his country's delegation.
"Japan is the second country I visited the most after Singapore. Japan is a developed nation. Your technical expertise and dedication will help us in developing Amaravati. Come and invest here for our mutual benefit," said the chief minister.
Naidu expressed happiness over Japan's willingness to set up a data centre, disaster prevention system, traffic management system, drinking water supply and sewerage systems in Amaravati, the new capital city coming up in the Vijayawada -Guntur region.
While AP showcased Amaravati and invest opportunities it presented, the Japanese sought a better business environment and improvements in Sri City SEZ for setting up the Japan Industrial Township.