Gujarat government, UK India Business Council sign MoU
The idea is to strengthen the state's industrial development
The UK India Business Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb), Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat, the premier agency focused on accelerating industrial development in the state.
This collaborative partnership between the UKIBC and the Government of Gujarat will help to boost business and industrial development in the state. It will also aim to proactively enhance the business environment and strengthen collaboration with British businesses in Gujarat.
The MoU was signed at a virtual roundtable by Neelam Rani, MD, Industrial Extension Bureau (iNDEXTb), government of Gujarat and Kevin McCole, MD, UKIBC, in the presence of Peter Cook, Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission - Ahmedabad, MK Das, Principal Secretary (Industries and Mines Department), government of Gujarat and Arti Kanwar, Resident Commissioner & Commissioner (Investment Promotion), government of Gujarat.
"Gujarat has always stood strong against external shocks and has emerged as a land of abundant opportunities over a period of time. This resilience is reinforced by the strong entrepreneurial spirit of Gujarat and the Government's commitment to supporting businesses and investments with greater openness, ease of doing business, and policy stability," said Das.
UKIBC will also support interactions between UK businesses and the state government to provide direct feedback from business on the ease of doing business, market access and other relevant issues which can further bolster business confidence and enhance the operating environment for doing business. These interactions will take the form of dialogues, annual ministerial meetings and various delegation visits.
UKIBC will also work towards future investment opportunities, strengthening its relationship with state governments, supporting its members in addressing their key asks and smoothing investor interactions in different markets.