Proposals worth Rs 15,000 crores for investment in basic infrastructure of Madhya Pradesh were received on the very first day of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Japan visit, a government release claimed.
The proposals have been received in energy and rural water supply sectors, metro rail project and Japanese industrial cluster set-up, the release added. Chouhan met senior representatives of different financial and industrial organisations.
The CM started his ten-day visit to Japan and South on Tuesday with a visit to Tokyo.
He met vice president of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Hideaki Domichi.
It was during this meeting that agreement was reached for possible investment of Rs 15,000 crores for power transmission, metro rail project in Indore and Bhopal and rural drinking water supply.
The CM also signed memorandum of cooperation with office-bearers of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) to set up a Japanese industrial cluster.
Chief executive officer of Japan Bank for International Cooperation Hiroshi Watanabe also held discussions with Chouhan and agreed to support the efforts of MP Government to attract Japanese investors.
During his discussions with these representatives, the CM said that MP was emerging as the model investment destination and separate clusters for Japanese and South East Asian countries were being set up in state.
On Wednesday, Chouhan would participate in a business seminar of the JETRO and would hold discussions with chairman and CEO of Soft Bank Group, Masayoshi Son. He would also meet the Asia-Oceanica region managing executive officer of Mizuho Bank, Katsuyuki Mizuma.
He would also meet the Japanese deputy prime minister Taro Aso and chairman of Furukawa Electric, Masao Yoshida.