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Dholera SIR, Dahej PCPIR attract big investments

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Gandhinagar 

State government's ambitious project, Dholera special investment region (SIR) and Dahej Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) on Friday witnessed big ticket investment commitments on the first day of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhingar on Friday.

While big corporate remained silent on big ticket announcements, sectors such as information technology, green innovation witnessed interests of a large number of from India and abroad to make investments in Gujarat.

Unlike earlier editions of the summit, apart from signing of the memorandums of understanding (MoUs), the government issued certificates to the in recognition to their intention to invest in the state. As many as 200 investors from different parts of the country were issued certificates for their investment intentions in green innovation and solar/smart grids.

The roads and building department of the state witnessed 29 MoUs getting signed on the day one of the summit involving Rs 4471 crore. The new projects in the road and building sector will generate employment for over 7100 people.

On the other hand, there were 45 MoUs signed in the IT & ITeS sector with an investment promise of Rs 8000 crore.

State government's ambitious project, Dholera special investment region (SIR) saw 12 MoUs being signed for Rs 24113 crore, while the Dahej Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) also witnessed investment commitments worth over Rs 30,000 crore from 30 projects.

With the Gujarat government's focus being on skill development during the sixth edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit (VGS) 2013, the summit saw over 321 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) being signed for setting up 645 skill development centres to enhancing skill of close to one million youths.

As part of the Indo-Japan country seminar, around 20 MoUs were signed for projects ranging from infrastructure development to solar power.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2013. 00:19 IST