LUCKNOW: In signs that the state's government initiatives to attract industry may be yielding results, a government-cum-business delegation from Singapore has evinced interest in investing in infrastructure projects, the proposed IT City at Lucknow, Trans-Ganga project near Kanpur, solid waste management, solar power, road and the proposed Greater Noida Night Safari, among others. In this context, a team of key officials of 'International Enterprise Singapore' (IES), and Changi Airport Group met special secretary, industrial development, Kaushal Raj Sharma on Friday.
The Singapore delegation comprised of Wong Ken Mun, director, IES Mumbai and Amita Mehta, director, IES Delhi, along with Phau Hui Hoon, senior manager of Changi airport group, Singapore. Following a detailed discussion with Sharma about investment avenues for Singaporean firms, Mun said the International Enterprise Singapore was a government agency driving Singapore's external economy as well as promoting overseas growth of Singapore-based companies and international trade. He said, "In our first visit to Lucknow, we are on a fact-finding mission to explore investment opportunities for Singapore companies in Uttar Pradesh."
Sharma informed the delegation about various infrastructure development projects coming up on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model that are also open for bidding at present. Promising to return with specific investment proposals, the visiting delegation also evinced interest in the proposed night safari at Greater Noida, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, the IT City and international airport at Agra, among other projects.