The third meeting of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Andhra Pradesh state council was held here Saturday wherein council chairperson Suchitra K Ella made a presentation on inclusive growth and sustainable development through steel, innovation, rural and urban development and investment.
The development of Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR) and Krishna, Godavari, Prakasam and Guntur corridor are some of the focal points of the CII and the state council is working towards creating 15 million employment opportunities in the next couple of years, she informed.
Visakhapatnam Steel Plant director and CII chairman (Vizag zone) TK Chand highlighted the activities taken up by the zone, particularly the conference on South Indian-ASEAN Trade and Investment attended by high commissioners, ambassadors and senior diplomats of eight South East Asian countries.
He also presented ‘Vision Vizag-2020’, a developmental document and enlightened that CII Vizag zone is launching Project Vidya to set up and fund 10 numbers of one teacher schools in the tribal areas of the district and provide them with solar lighting.
Swayam Upadhi (self-employment) is also being taken up by the Vizag zone, under which the employability of youths would be increased through self-employment training. As part of it, major industries would adopt Industrial Training Institutes, develop them and recruit personnel from them, Chand added.
While a ‘Tourism Meet-Brand Vizag Promotion’ would soon be organised in association with the ministry of tourism, the CII-Vizag zone is participating in India Show being organised by the ministry of commerce from August 3 to 5 in Colombo.
Further, the Vizag zone appealed to the government to take immediate measures to sort out problems being faced by the industries in the areas of power supply and construction field, following a ban sand mining. In the areas of infrastructure, the government needs to take distinct measures to promote investment and spur economy, he opined.