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Nitish leaves for Delhi enroute to China

patna Updated: Jun 11, 2011 11:22 IST
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Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will on Sunday leave for China on a 'goodwill' tour with a high-powered delegation.

Kumar and the delegation members left for New Delhi this morning from where they would leave for China on Sunday.

State Water Resource Minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, Minister for Tourism Sunil Kumar Pintoo, Development Commissioner KC Sah are the members of the delegation, an official spokesman said.

Official sources said during his stay in China, Kumar would visit power plants, besides looking into its agriculture and irrigation systems.

Kumar would also inaugurate a seminar 'Budhhism : Mapping Asia's History and Culture' in Beijing on June 18 and attend a programme to be hosted in his honour by Indian-origin people in Shanghai. He would also visit Sandong and Great Wall of China, the sources said.

China, the sources said, had been impressed by the rapid economic development of Bihar and has shown keen interest in making investments here.

Consul General of China in Kolkata Zhang Lizhong too was expected to lead a Chinese delegation to Bihar to boost trade and industrial tie-ups, the sources said.