HYDERABAD: IT and panchayat raj minister K T Rama Rao, who is on a visit to the United States, met officials of top companies like Boeing and HP.
Rama Rao met top executives of Boeing and made a presentation on the opportunities for aerospace industry in the state, an official release said here on Thursday.
Noting that the company is thinking of setting up a manufacturing facility in India, Boeing International president Marc Allen said it would send a team of its representatives to discuss the possibilities for investment in Telangana.
Rama Rao explained about the opportunities for aerospace in Hyderabad and listed out the aerospace units in Telangana and invited Boeing to invest in the state.
Later, Rama Rao also met Hewlett-Packard vice-president Suparno Banerjee and invited HP to set up manufacturing unit in Hyderabad. Rama Rao also wanted HP to start a trauma care unit in Telangana as part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the company has readily agreed to it, the release said.
Rama Rao spoke with Eclat Health Solutions vice-president Jerry Jorgensen. Jerry assured that they would start a Health Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) in Karimnagar with 200 employees within six months. Eclat also agreed to start alalytics company.
The IT minister discussed about investments with the representatives of Lockheed Martin, Pfizer, MasterCard and WIPRO.
In the evening, Rama Rao addressed NRIs and explained them about the Water Grid, Mission Kakatiya and housing programmes. NRIs in Washington offered $50,000 for Mission Kakatiya programme.
Earlier, Rama Rao called on Indian ambassador in the US Arun Kumar Singh. Singh appreciated the new industrial policy of the state.
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Rama Rao said that he was mainly focussing on attracting investments in aerospace, IT and defence. In IT sector too he was concentrating on getting investments in hardware, Rama Rao said.