The state government signed an agreement with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry as its national industry partner for the third edition of the ‘Make in Odisha’ conclave.
The agreement signed on a virtual platform, in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik between state-owned IPICOL, the nodal investment promotion and industrial facilitation agency, and FICCI for investment promotion and investor outreach activities to be undertaken leading up to the next edition of ‘Make in Odisha’ Conclave.
Odisha established itself as one of the premier investment destinations in the country, Patnaik said, adding that the state continues to remain an attractive investment destination even during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Even during trying times, the state has attracted Rs 24,300 crore worth of new investments since February 2020,” Patnaik said, adding that the state government has a vision of making Odisha an investment destination of choice nationally.
In view of the prevailing situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions related to travel, exhibitions, conferences, and public gathering in its wake, the state government has decided to continue investment outreach activities on virtual platforms, in the shape of webinars and virtual meetings with prospective investors till the time the situation is ripe for undertaking Make in Odisha activities in physical form, industries minister DS Mishra said.
The decision regarding revised dates and manner in which the Make in Odisha Conclave will be conducted would be decided by the state government at an appropriate time, taking into account the emerging Covid situation, Mishra said.