Odisha biz delegation to visit Japan, Thailand

Bhubaneswar, Oct 30: To attract investment in sectors like tourism, chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals, a delegation from Odisha will be on a six-day visit to Japan and Thailand from today.

The delegation, led by the states finance minister, Shashi Bhusan Behera, will include senior government officials and members of the business community, a release issued here said.

"The objective of the visit is to initiate conversation with prospective investors from Japan and Thailand while highlighting the benefits of investing in focus sectors, including downstream and ancillary industries in metal sector - chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals - electronics manufacturing, food processing, apparel and tourism," Odishas principal secretary Sanjeev Chopra said.

The Odisha government is working towards attracting Rs 2.5 lakh crore of investment and create three million new jobs through industrial development in the focus sectors.

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