British Columbia Premier Pats Modi for Changing Government Mindset

Published: 13th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th October 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH: Premier of British Columbia province in Canada Christy Clark patted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for changing the government’s mindset, as she said, “He (Modi) has un-caged the tiger (India), which is ready to take on the world”.

c.jpgClark, who was on a two-day visit to the city, lauded modi for giving preference to state governments and trying to give them more power  so that they could interact with governments abroad and set-up their trade offices there to bring investment into India.

“Modi is rolling out the red carpet and trying to end red tape and cut down the regulations, which have been there in India for long. He has un-caged the tiger (India), which is ready to take on the world. This will impact the Indian as well as our economy. We hope it will bring the much required change, as this will bring more business and jobs which are currently limited,” she said.

Pointing out that earlier the governments in  India had held on the leash, Clark said now  it was being unleashed by the Modi-led  Government.

“The next few decades belong to India as more investments will flow into the country and its economy will grow. We want sustainable partnership with India,” she said.

Clark has met officials of the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which is one of the investors in the Petroliam Nasional (Petronas Project) in Canada. The IOC has invested $4 billion in the $36 billion liquefied natural gas project there. It is the second largest project in British Columbia and will meet its deadline by early 2015.

“In the coming few years, natural gas will be supplied to India as it will be shipped out. It is the biggest Indian investment and once the project meets the deadline, we expect more investments from India,” she said.

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