China is looking at Bengal as an investment destination as the country feels that business environment in the state has improved over time, said chairman of Worldwide Business Culture Exchange Centre, Hua Big Gao, who is from Beijing.
Gao is heading a 21-member Chinese delegation to Bengal. The delegation met state finance and industries minister Amit Mitra, industry secretary Krishna Gupta, WBIDC MD Surendra Gupta and other state officials on Monday.
FICCI and WBIDC organised a business-to-business session with local companies in Kolkata. The combined revenue of the visiting Chinese companies is $10 billion (over Rs 70,000 crore). The companies represent various sectors like metallurgy, power, mining, steel structure, electric and electronics.
After the interaction, Amit Mitra said, “In the next 2-3 months, an even bigger Chinese delegation, including representatives of Fortune 500 companies, will visit the state,” he added.
Bartaman Patrika epaper 20-09-2016: http://epaper.prabhatkhabar.com