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Netherlands to help Punjab in industry, trade expansion

Posted on Oct 04, 10:07PM | UNI

The Netherlands government today announced to extend free technical and managerial expertise along with the consultancy service to India, particularly to the Punjab, for the proliferation of industry and trade.

The announcement was made by the senior experts of Pum-Netherlands during a meeting with Industries and Commerce Minister Anil Joshi here which discussed ways to expand industry and trade in the state with the bilateral cooperation in this field.

Sharing the vast experience of the organisation with the Industry Minister, Country Coordinator John De Bruijn said that presently the Pum was extending free cooperation to 67 developing countries including India in the field of Technology, Quality and Management.

He said that the sole aim of the organisation was to make industries and trade more beneficial by improving technology, quality and managements.

He also said that all the expenditures of sending experts would be borne by the Netherlands Government.

Mr Bruijn said the Minister that as PUM was already cooperating with Punjab in various industrial sectors but now the Netherlands Government sought to further strengthen the industrial and commerce ties with Punjab.

The Industry Minister apprised Mr Bruijn that Punjab Government had set up world class infrastructure to fetch big investments in the state besides fixing a target of Rs 1 lakh crore investment.

He said that for achieving this huge target, the state had been fully connected with 4/6 lane road networks and the Punjab was the first state in the country having five airports.

He said that Punjab would also become a power surplus state with a generation capacity of 3920 MW as by the end of next year maximum units of four under construction thermal plants would become fully operational.