Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday announced that 10 countries, including the US, had agreed to take part in the coming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit as 'partner countries'.
Ahead of the bi-ennial event to be held in January 2017, Rupani on Saturday attended a curtain-raiser programme in New Delhi, where business leaders as well ambassadors of several countries were present, said a state government's release. Rupani apprised the guests of pro-industry steps taken by his government and invited corporate houses to invest in Gujarat.
As many as 10 countries, including the US, were taking part in the 8th edition of the summit next year, he said.The chief minister added that his government is committed to providing a conducive environment to investors.Gujarat has 102 product clusters, more than 200 industrial estates, 19 SEZs and 13 special investment regions.He also invited investors in the MSME category, saying the government had created a special facilitation desk tohelp small and medium entrepreneurs. As a result, Gujarat has over 20 lakh such units which provided jobs to 1.5 crore people, the release stated.