UAE explores possibility of investment in Madhya Pradesh
United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to India Mohammad Sultan Abdullah Al Owais called on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and discussed investment potential in food processing and production, tourism and export sectors in the state.
Giving information regarding laws pertaining to land and policies, the Chief Minister yesterday discussed possibility of contract cultivation with farmers, an official statement said.
Mr Chouhan said that discussions will be held for direct Indore-Dubai air service with the Centre. He said that new possibilities of exports will be generated if two cities are connected by air.
"There is immense potential in the state in food processing sector. Sharbati wheat can be exported from Madhya Pradesh for world-famous bakeries of Arab countries," Mr Chouhan said.
Mr Owais said that the UAE government took a political decision to invest in India and now new possibilities are being explored.
The Chief Minister gave information about investment potential in infrastructure development and tourism sectors. He said that a special package is given for going to Dubai. In the same manner, a special package should also be prepared by the Centre for foreign tourists visiting India.
He said that the UAE administration would take a positive initiative, if the Union Government starts Indore-Dubai air service.
Mr Owais invited the Chief Minister to trades fairs in Dubai.
He also extended invitation for three-month 'Global Village' to be organised in future. He said that businesspersons from various countries set up their stalls over there and thus, exportable commodities' availability and demand in the market are also assessed.