The state’s IT and industry minister Mr Gowtham Reddy was seen tirelessly meeting and hobnobbing with potential investors and Union ministers showcasing them the state of AP and urging them to invest in the state.
Identifying the new government as corruption free and investor friendly the minister urged investors to come and set up units in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
The minister highlighted that under the leadership of the Chief Minister Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy 5 lakh people have gained employment within 3 months of them forming the government.
Mr Reddy was in Bangalore recently wherein he met with representatives of various industries and corporations. Representatives of IT giant TCS met the minister wherein they discussed further expansion and investment opportunities in Andhra Pradesh.
Similarly representatives of Octobuz Solutions Pvt Ltd, PWC (Price Water Coopers) met with the minister.
The minister also met with the spokesperson of Hilton group of hotels and talked on the various possibilities of setting up hotels in AP. The hotel evinced interest in the state.
“We are willing to set up convention centers and hotels,” said the Hilton company’s spokesman to the minister as per an official release from the state government.
While in the Indian capital the Minister met with Union IT secretary Mr Ajay Sahni and discussed matters such as e-procurement, e-market place, data centers establishment, data privacy and telecom manufacturing. The minister said that he wanted AP to become a data hub for world renowned IT & telecom companies and also be a leading plug and play destination.
The minister also met with Union minister for MSMEs, roads and Transport Mr Nitin Gadkari and requested him to grant funds for road expansion in the state.
While in Delhi he also called upon the minister of shipping Mr Mansukh Mandaviya and minister of Steel Mr. Faggan Singh Kulaste and took up pending issues of both a national port and the steel plant at Kadapa.