Our companies are here to stay: Swedish PM during Make In India visit
Lofven was visiting Swedish firms at Chakan near Pune when he stressed that Sweden is already contributing to Make in India, Make for India and Clean India campaigns.mumbai Updated: Feb 16, 2016 17:48 IST
Swedish companies have already enrolled in the Make in India campaign and they are here to stay, said Sweden’s Prime Minister Steven Lofven on Sunday.
Lofven was visiting Swedish firms at Chakan near Pune when he stressed that Sweden is already contributing to Make in India, Make for India and Clean India campaigns.
During his two-day tour to India to participate in the Make in India event, Lofven visited Tetra Pak and Ericsson, the two Swedish companies at Chakan industrial area.
Being set up with an initial investment of $15 million, Ericsson’s plant at Chakan will serve as an export hub for the company’s export to Southeast Asia, West Asia and sub-Saharan African nations.
“There is a growing confidence for Swedish companies in India... Our companies’ contribution will grow alongside India-Sweden relations,” said Lofven at the Ericsson firm.
The Swedish prime minister, while visiting Tetra Pak facility, said he could not find a better example of Make in India and Make for India.
“Tetra Pak has strong commitment for environment too.... There is Make in India, Make for India and Clean India.”
While applauding the government of India’s Make in India programme, Lofven said the campaign was the key to improve ease of doing business in the country.
Earlier, at the Make in India conference in Mumbai on Saturday, Lofven had said, “The world’s eyes are now on India. They used to be on China earlier, but they are now on India.”
The operation of Swedish companies in Pune dates back to 1957.