Centre to hold international event in Goa to attract foreign investment

ANI | Updated: Oct 22, 2017 20:58 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India] October 22 (ANI): Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday said the Commerce and Industry Ministry will be hosting an international scale event in Goa in the month February next year to bring in investment to give boost to environment friendly sectors in the coastal state.

Prabhu, who met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at his official residence this afternoon, said special programme would be held under Ministry's 'Invest India' initiative to attract investors in the state.

"Our idea is to get more investment into Goa for the sectors which are environment friendly. We are trying to get investment for eco-tourism, logistics, Information Technology (IT) and others which generate good jobs," he told ANI at the sidelines of an event here.

He added that the Ministry is also thinking of promoting Goa globally.

"Recently we had organized an event in Stockholm called make in India, it was a very successful event," he said and added, "The Prime Minister of Sweden had come and also top leading industrialists of that country were there. We are planning to do similar event for Goa in few months time".

He further said that the details about the venue would be worked out in the days to come. (ANI)