Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has invited Poland's JMP Flowers, a global giant in the horticulture sector, to invest in a mega project of producing exotic flowers on proposed 100 acres near Ludhiana.
On the second day of his mission to the eastern European country on Thursday, Sukhbir visited the €33 million (`231 crore) orchid planting, rearing and packaging assembly line facility of JMP Flowers in Stezyca, 48 km from the principal Polish seaport of Gdansk, where he held talks for a possible similar greenhouse venture in Punjab, an official spokesman has stated here. The deputy CM also met with members of
the Polish Chamber of Industries as well as prospective Polish investors.
The spokesman quoted Polish foreign relations director Jerzy Drozdz as saying that nearly 30 investors and business representatives led by Lubelskie province chief minister Stawomir Sosnowskie would attend the Invest Punjab Summit in October. The delegation would also visit Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana to sign an agreement for collaboration in food processing.
Prospective investors in the sectors of food-processing, pharmaceuticals, and information technology also met the deputy CM. Sukhbir also had a one-to-one meeting with Poland's Deputy Prime Minister Janusz Piechocinski, who is reported to have told him that Punjab would be the first state that Polish investors would visit since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Make in India' campaign.