VIJAYAWADA: Expressing his desire to make Amravati even better than Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday asked the Japanese to help in making it possible.
Participating in the Andhra Pradesh-Japan Public-Private Joint Conference held in Vijayawada, Naidu asked Japanese to treat Amaravati as their second home and contribute in making it even better than Tokyo. He said once all the infrastructure is in place, Japanese would feel at home in Amaravati and other parts of the State.
Stating that Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan is one the few VIPs he is constantly in touch with, Naidu said with help of Japanese technology, Amaravati can be turned into an enviable place. Showering praise over the Japanese minister, who, he said, had won elections five times in a row and held different portfolios, Chief Minister said, while Japan has technology resources and know how, India has ample opportunities.
“Japan is a developed nation, which is growing at 2-3 per cent, while India, being developing nation, is growing at 7.5 to 8 per cent and my State Andhra Pradesh is going at 11.6 per cent and I intended to see it cross 14 per cent,” he said, indicating that Andhra Pradesh is the best bet for Japanese to make their investments. He also wanted more Japanese companies to be set up in the proposed Coastal Employment Zone.
Japanese Minister Yosuke Takagi was all praise for AP, its Chief Minister and people. He said he was there when the foundation stone for Amaravati was laid the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was happy to see the progress.
Mentioning the existing projects in the country and in AP, he said in past couple of years, the progress has been good. He hoped that relations between Japan and Andhra Pradesh would continue to improve further.
A total eighteen presentations were made on different issues including smart infrastructure master plan, comprehensive traffic and transportation study of AP Capital Region, Traffic Decongestion System of Vijayawada, Water Treatment System etc.