Gurgaon set to host Happening Haryana today
Gurgaon will host the state’s first two-day business event -- Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit 2016 -- starting Monday. The centre and state governments are likely to make significant policy announcements, sign memorandums of understanding worth crores and launch new projects over the two days.
Twelve countries —China, Czech Republic, Japan, Republic of Malawi, Mauritius, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Peru, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and the Tunisian Republic -- will be partners in the summit. Leading entrepreneurs from multinational firms will also participate. The summit is jointly organised by Haryana government and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
On the eve of the summit, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched an e-rickshaw service, Smart E, with a fleet of 50 vehicles. The number will increase to 500 in the next six months and 1,000 by the year-end. The rickshaws are equipped with integrated CCTV cameras, GPS tracking and digital metering app.
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley will be the chief guest at the inaugural session. CM Khattar will deliver the key note address. Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu, Union minister for urban development Venkaiah Naidu and Union minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan will address the businessmen.
Sources said Khattar may announce a renewed solar energy policy on Monday. Entrepreneurs expect Arun Jaitley to make announcements related to the tax on Employees’ Provident Fund.
Haryana industries and commerce minister Capt Abhimanyu will make a presentation on the state.
Entrepreneurs who will attend the event on Monday include Adani groups’s Gautam Adani, DLF’s Rajiv Singh, Godrej group’s Adi Godrej, Chinese industrialist Wang Jianlin, Bharti group’s Sunil Bharti Mittal, Hero Motocorp’s Pawan K Munjal, Videocon group’s Venugopal Dhoot, ITC group’s YC Deveshwar, Honda’s chairman Kelta Muramatsu and Medanta Medicity’s Dr Naresh Trehan.
Mahindra group’s Anand Mahindr will participate in the event through video conferencing.
China’s Wanda Group will invest `60,000 crore in the state’s infrastructure over the next four years. Gurgaon based form GLS Films in collaboration with a Chinese firm will set up a turnkey project -- Aseptic Packaging -- to provide an edge to the market of packed fruit juice and dairy products at the total investment of over `150 billion.
CII, KPMG and Facebook are national, knowledge and social media partners for the event.