Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a two–day Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018 in Lucknow on Wednesday, a release from the Prime Minister’s office said.
Several Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Suresh Prabhu, Smriti Irani, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Dr Harsh Vardhan, V K Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan will attend the summit and chair individual sessions to attract investment for the state.
While the PM will inaugurate the summit on February 21, President Ram Nath Kovind will be present at the closing ceremony.
The event has been organised by the Uttar Pradesh Government to showcase the investment opportunities and potential in the state. It will provide a global platform, to bring together ministers, leaders from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of economic development in the state and promote cooperation.
Seven nations – Finland, the Netherlands, Japan, Czech Republic, Thailand, Slovakia and Mauritius — have been identified as country partners for the event. Several memorandums of understandings (MoUs) are expected to be signed during the summit.
The event comes in the backdrop of the Prime Minister’s clarion call to the states to engage in the spirit of co-operative and competitive federalism for all-round development of states showcasing their potential and attracting investors.
In keeping up with his promise and commitment, the Prime Minister inaugurated Global Investors summit in Guwahati on February 4 and Magnetic Maharashtra on February 18 this year.