Karnataka gears up for GIM 2012

Karnataka\'s Global Investors Meet 2012 will be held on June 7 and 8 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

Published: 13th April 2012 03:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:29 PM   |  A+A-

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CM D V Sadananda Gowda with Maheshwar Rao, Murugesh Nirani, Jothiramalingam and Jagadish Patankar during the launch of GIM-2012 in Bangalore on Thursd

BANGALOARE: Representatives from the state government will visit various cities in Japan, the United States of America and Singapore from next week onwards, to hold Global Investors Meet 2012 Roadshows, said Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda at a road show here on Thursday.

The Chief Minister also announced that an ‘Aerospace Policy’ for the state would be announced soon in lines of other policies like the ICT policy version 2.0, Electronics Hardware Policy and more. “These policies have received a positive response and since Karnataka is the Aerospace hub of Asia, we shall release the aerospace policy as well,” Gowda said.

He also expressed his desire to see increased participation of the MSME sector and stated that he had advised the organisers to offer special benefits to participants from the sector. Minister for Large and Medium Industries Murugesh Nirani stated with an allocation of Rs 2,000 crore for his ministry in the budget, the state was the perfect destination for fast paced development.

“The CM has agreed to give 25 more acres for the Global Financial District in Devanahalli if needed, we wanted to build an international convention centre which will come up on 30 acres of Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) land at a cost of Rs 100 crore and will be the biggest one in the country,” Nirani said.

The Global Investors Meet 2012 will be held on June 7 and 8 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre on the outskirts of the city.

Honorary Consuls of Rwanda and Chairman of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME) Mohan Suresh signed a MoU with the government to have two separate pavilions at GIM for FISME and for Rwanda and East Africa.

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