Japan visit: Big ticket investment on CM radar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jaipur
  • Updated: Jan 08, 2015 13:26 IST

In her bid to attract foreign investment in Rajasthan, chief minister Vasundhara Raje will be visiting Japan from February 9 to 13. Raje will be holding discussions on new projects especially related to water and energy.

Investment tops the agenda for Raje who is leaving no stone unturned to bring in big ticket ‘overseas’ investment reviving her flagship initiative ‘Resurgent Rajasthan-2015’

According to a senior official, the government, with the assistance of Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) has carried out a energy load flow study and is currently carrying out grid stabilisation study.

“The energy department intends to interact with NEDO to accelerate the same, which will include way forward for implementation and completion of the programme,” he said.

The PHE and water resources department are planning to implement projects of Indira Gandhi Nehar Project-Nagaur and City water distribution system of Jaipur through assistance of JICA, Japan. Another project is transportation of water from river Chambal at Dholpur to Alwar to cover water supply for Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project for which the study is going on. Inter Basin Linking projects of river Brahmani to Bisalpur is also being studied. Similarly, creating parallel canals for Parvati Kalisindhi River is also being studied.

Besides this, talks over DMIC and Golf Course facility would also be held. The CM has emphasised development of Golf Course at Neemrana or near Jaipur as Neemrana is taking shape of a Japanese township.

Industry minister Gajendra Singh Khinvsar said, “The Japanese, with their setup in Neemrana has a very good experience and are looking more opportunities, especially looking to DMIC. The chief minister has seen great prospects of investment from Japan. We hope to ink a deal during Resurgent Rajasthan in November this year.”

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