Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik opened two industrial units and laid foundation stone of 13 entailing a total investment of Rs 2,901.20 crore.
Located in different districts, these projects are expected to provide a direct employment potential of over 3,000.
The industries included cement, private railway siding, solar power plant, caustic soda manufacturing unit, wire drawing of aluminium insulated cables, paper packaging etc.
The CM, who resorted to video conference from the secretariat for the event, said Odisha is fast emerging as the ‘Manufacturing Hub of Eastern India’ and we are working towards developing the State into a ‘Manufacturing Hub of South Asia’.
Progressive policies and developed state-of-the-art infrastructure have attracted investors and over 65 per cent of the investment intents received are in various stages of approval and implementation, he added.
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