An eight member Chinese delegation today met Chief Secretary A P Padhi as part of the Make in Odisha Conclave here. The delegation assured the state government that it would soon return to Odisha with investment proposals, an official statement said. Members of the group highly appreciated the initiatives taken by the state government for industrial development and the Make in Odisha Conclave, it said adding, the Chinese delegation also appreciated the new IPR policy and opined that the policy had motivated them to come to Odisha and look into investment opportunities here. Chief Secretary Padhi appraised them about specific facilitating policies in textile, apparel, manufacturing, electronics, electrical, health, bio-tech, plastic park, food processing, tourism, chemicals and petrochemicals and assured them all enabling support from the administration, it said. Assuring timely clearance of proposals, provision of office space, land, 24x7 quality power supply etc, Padhi said he would personally ensure that the Chinese businessmen do not face any difficulties while investing in the state. "Give me a call or send a WhatsApp message when any genuine investor faces any difficulty or inordinate delay in the transactions of official matters," Padhi told the delegation. Dr Sarat Sahoo, former member of Odisha Planning Board, accompanied the delegation. The major industries and groups who joined the delegation included the representatives from Comdaq Industries, JK Import and Export, Sindoz, Total Freight Solutions, China-India Trade and Investment Platform and M-Day group.
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