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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said, Gujarat has given top priority to Human Resource Development in its Long Term Development Design and that to set up a world class Human Resource Development Centre in the state, giant companies like SIEMENS should take initiative in this regard. Gujarat Government will extend all necessary support, he assured.

Shri. Narendra Modi inaugurated the second phase of German company SIEMENS' Steam Turbine and Compressor manufacturing factory in Vadodara on Tuesday .The factory will manufacture Steam Turbine up to 150 MW and compressors for the domestic and other emerging markets in the state. The company has invested Rs. 275 crore for the expansion of its second phase in Vadodara. Central Gujarat will be the hub of enery and engineering manufacturing sector in India, shri Modi said.

Gujarat will lead the country in the present century with its three pillar economic development, he said. Industrial sector, agriculture sector and service sector will contribute equally in this three pillar development, he added. Vibrant Gujarat Industrial Summit that started in 2003 AD has been recognized globally by the business and economic world and attracted most of the developed countries to invest in Gujarat, shri. Modi said.

Gujarat has rapidly turned into an industrial state from a trader's state despite non availability of raw materials. The state has achieved 9.6 percentage of growth in agriculture sector in the past decade while the country achieved merely 2 percent growth in this sector in the corresponding period, CM said.

Encouraged by Gujarat Government's industrial friendly policy SIEMENS Company has been planning to shift its wind turbine machinery from China to Gujarat.

SIEMENS' head of Oil and Gas Division in South Asia Dr. Carsten Berendsen delivered welcome speech. Managing Director Dr. Armin Bruck appreciated Gujarat Government's industrial friendly approach and support. Parliamentary Secretary Yogesh patel, MLA Bhupendra Lakhawala, Collector Vijay Nehra, Municipal Commissioner M. K. Das and Police Chief Rakesh Asthana were present on the occasion.

Commissionerate of Information, Gujarat

 
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