Mohali (Neha Verma)
The Investment Promotion Summit being held on December 9-10 will be held at the newly constructed multi sports stadium here and will host around business heads and representatives of more than 2,000 companies from all across the country and even abroad. The Deputy chief minister today kick started preparations for hosting of the Investment Summit by visiting the multi sports stadium here along with Revenue and Public Relations minister Bikram Singh Majithia and senior officials. Reviewing the arrangements on the occasion, the Deputy CM briefed officers that they should take steps to project to the visiting dignitaries thatPunjabwas the best State as far as ease of doing business was concerned. He also directed that all arrangements for the summit should be done in a professional manner and emphasized on ensuring the usage of modern communication tools. He also directed that the ongoing beautification and landscaping of the Sports Complex should be expedited.An Organising committee of Ministers under the chairmanship of Deputy Chief Minister has also been constituted and the committee would soon convene a meeting to finalise the whole program and preparations. Deputy CM constituted a high level committee under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Mr. Rakesh Singh besides Mr. Karan Avtar Singh, Secretary Industries and Mr. Gagandeep Singh Brar, Special Principal Secretary to Chief Minister to oversee the arrangements. Informing that the summit would be organized in different sessions, Mr. Badal said after the formal inauguration on December 9 there would be a main session followed by smaller sessions and individual interaction with the CEOs of various industrial and business houses. The Secretary Industries Mr. Karan Avtar Singh assured the Deputy CM that all the arrangements would be made well in time. Mr. Badal also there was a vast scope for setting up IT and electronic hardware industry in Mohali, besides education, tourism and hospital ventures besides agro processing. He said an attractive investment policy had already been unveiled by the State government and that he was touring the country to make investors aware of the same through “road shows” and one to one interactions.