Government of Uttarakhand has signed an MoU of investment worth Rs. 2,000 crore with Poma Group in London. The MoU was signed by the secretary industries Vinay Shankar Pandey, on behalf of govt. of Uttarakhand.
CM Dhami stated that keeping in mind, the geographical conditions of the state, there is immense potential for investment in the field of eco-friendly tourism in Uttarakhand.
Poma Group Details
Poma Group is a leading group in the field of ropeway construction across the world. Poma Group has experience of working in Uttarakhand. Poma Group has worked for Auli-ropeway of Chamoli district. Other than this, currently Poma Ropeway is also providing technical support in Dehradun-Mussoorie ropeway & Yamunotri ropeway projects.
CM Dhami said that Poma Group has expressed its desire to invest in providing technical support for ropeway & establishing a Center of Excellence in many other religious and tourist places including Haridwar.
Govt's focus on ecology & economy
CM Dhami said that the focus of the state government is also on ecology & economy, along with tourism. He said that the state government is looking for different ways of investment in which there is a balance between development & environment. In such a situation, on one hand, options like ropeway will provide convenience to the tourists in Uttarakhand, while on the other hand, it will prove to be better from the environmental point of view, along with increasing the livelihood opportunities of the local people.
Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami participated in the meetings organized at London roadshow for Global Investors Summit, Dehradun. CM Dhami met many leading industrial houses of London & held detailed discussions about possibilities of investment in Uttarakhand. CM Dhami also invited all the investors to Uttarakhand for the Global Investor Summit to be held in the month of December this year.
London is a major center in Service Sector
While addressing the investors in London, CM Dhami said that London is also a big center of service sector. The Chief Minister said that the government’s aim is that global investors should come to Uttarakhand, so that the industrial activities here can gain more momentum.
Britain is established as a global center in the field of innovation & technology. Availability of London’s skilled manpower provides impetus to this sector. Uttarakhand too has been successful in making its mark in India, in the field of innovation & technology. Britain is a leader in the field of health-care & life sciences. Britain gives preference to investment in biotech, pharmaceuticals & medical technology. Uttarakhand is also reputed as the pharma hub of India. There are 3 pharma clusters in the state, in which more than 300 industries are functioning. The real estate market offers diverse opportunities ranging from residential development to commercial infrastructure. Cities like London & Manchester are its good examples. There are immense possibilities for this in Uttarakhand too. We are working on the concept of establishing two new cities in the state.
On this occasion, Secretary to Chief Minister Dr. R. Meenakshi Sundaram, Director General Industries Rohit Meena along with other members of the delegation and investors were present.