Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday reached Dubai, aiming to attract investments for the hill state, an official said here.
Accompanied by Industries Minister Bikram Singh and a high-level delegation, including senior officials of the state, Thakur is on a four-day visit to the UAE.
The purpose of the visit is to project Himachal Pradesh as an attractive investment destination in horticulture, tourism, pharmaceuticals, energy, food processing, logistics, education and skill development, a government spokesperson told IANS.
The Chief Minister is scheduled to hold high-level meetings at ministerial and official levels as well as with the chambers of commerce and leading investors.
The Chief Minister and his delegation will be holding a roadshow on ‘Rising Himachal: Global Investors’ Meet 2019′, at an event being organised by the Indian Business and Professional Council of Dubai on June 25.
The Global Investors’ Meet 2019 is the flagship business event of Himachal Pradesh and its inaugural edition will be held in Dharamsala on November 7 and 8.
The Chief Minister will also be interacting with prominent businessmen and professionals at the Business Leaders’ Forum, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India – Dubai Chapter, and the People of Indian Origin Chamber of Commerce and Industry and with the Indian community, added the spokesperson.