Modi to kick-start Make in India Week in Mumbai

PTI2_12_2016_000140A Modi will address a gathering comprising senior leaders and captains of industry from both India and abroad | PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Make in India Week at NSCI, Worli on Saturday, a flagship event designed to impart greater momentum to the initiative to boost the manufacturing sector in the country.

On his arrival at the airport today, Prime Minister was received by Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Modi will address a gathering comprising senior leaders and captains of industry from both India and abroad.

He will also inaugurate the Make in India Centre at MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex. He will walk through the centre accompanied by Prime Minister of Sweden, Prime Minister of Finland and other senior dignitaries from India and abroad.

Prime Minister is also expected to hold bilateral meetings with senior foreign leaders, an official press release said.

The Make in India Week is aimed at showcasing to the world the achievements of the nation in the manufacturing sector and promote India as a preferred manufacturing destination.

Over the course of the week, it will offer access, insights and opportunities to connect and collaborate with India and global industry leaders, academicians, central and state administrations, the release added.

Government delegations from 49 countries and business delegations from 68 countries are slated to attend the event.

Some of the key government delegations would include Prime Minister-led delegations from Finland, Sweden and Lithuania and Deputy Prime Minister-led delegation from Poland. High level government representatives are accompanied by large business delegations.

There will also be 17 state exhibitions and several country pavilions at the centre, which would cover an area of 2,20,000 sqm and accommodate 27 halls. The country pavilions will include exhibitions from Sweden, Germany and South Korea.

Over 190 exhibitors would showcase manufacturing prowess of the country across the focus sectors.

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