Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be visiting China in June end to attract more investments in different sectors of Bengal.
This is the seventh foreign trip being taken by Mamata Banerjee as chief minister. She had earlier made stops in Singapore, Bangladesh, UK, Germany and Italy. On her first trip abroad as CM, Banerjee had met Singapore Prime Minister L H Loong and Bengal industrialists had signed several MoUs with their Singapore counterparts.
Centre for Promotion of India-China Cooperation had invited the Chief Minister to grace a programme in China where there will also be discussions on trade and commerce. Banerjee will also address it.
There are possibilities that the Chief Minister would be visiting Beijing, Yunnan Province and Jiangsu Province during her visit to China. A large business contingent from China took part in the last Bengal Global Business Summit as well. According to sources, meetings with CEOs of top Chinese companies have been lined up during Banerjee’s visit.
There would be discussions to attract investment for Bengal in food processing, automobile, healthcare, tourism and IT sectors. The development that Bengal has witnessed in the past six-and-a-half-years will be highlighted in the programmes and it will also come up during discussions with industrialists from different provinces of China.
It is learnt that state Finance Minister Amit Mitra along with senior officials of the state government will be accompanying the Chief Minister during her China visit. A team of top industrialists from the city will also be a part of the Chief Minister’s delegation.