Want To Make India Global Manufacturing Hub: Modi At ASEAN


Manila: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held wide-ranging talks with US President Donald Trump and told him that both nations can rise beyond bilateral ties and work jointly for the future of Asia, reflecting their growing convergence on strategic issues in the Indo-Pacific region. Modi on Monday said that his government wants to make India a manufacturing hub.

We want to make India a global manufacturing hub and we want to make our youngsters job creators.” Exhorting the businessmen to invest in India, the Prime Minister said that most sectors of the Indian economy are open for foreign investment. Prime Minister Modi also apprised the audience about his government’s initiatives in the direction of transforming India.

“Task of transforming India is proceeding at an unprecedented scale. We are working day and night towards easy, effective and transparent governance. Digital transactions have increased significantly. We are using technology to reach out to people,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Talking about Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna, the Prime Minister said that his government is working in the direction of bringing the last person in the society into the mainstream. “Large sections of India’s population did not have access to banking services. The Jan Dhan Yojana changed that in a matter of months and transformed the lives of millions,” he said.

The Prime Minister further said that his government is brining reforms for better and transparent governance. “Keeping emphasis on ‘minimum government, maximum governance’, about 1200 outdated laws have been repealed in the last three years,” Prime Minister Modi said.

The Prime Minister arrived in the Philippines capital on Sunday for a three-day visit. Earlier in the day, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and his wife Honeylet Avancena welcomed the world leaders at the opening ceremony of 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila.