• Haryana Government to set up renewable energy project at Jhajjar

    While China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana Government in setting up a Rs 500-crore renewable energy project at Jhajjar, global majors, including United Technologies, Carrier, Everstone Logistics and CISCO have evinced keen interest in making investments in such fields as logistics, development of smart cities and sustainable solutions, and setting up a skill development centre.

    The offers were made when the chief minister, Manohar Lal, who is leading a nine-member delegation to project Haryana as a preferred investment destination, had one-to-one and back-to-back rounds with captains of industry and leading investors in Hong Kong today, and in Singapore, last night. The delegation has reached Hong Kong from Singapore.

    A senior level team from China Light & Power comprising CEO Richard Lancaster, chief financial officer, Geert Peters, and managing director India, Rajiv Mishra, met the chief minister in Hong Kong this morning. They discussed a proposal for setting up a renewable energy project at Jhajjar with an investment of Rs 500 crore. They were told that a very good opportunity awaited them to utilize non-arable land in the state for setting up projects.

    A team from United Technologies also met the chief minister and discussed proposal for developing smart city sustainability solutions relating to building security and controls. Carrier made a proposal to set up a skill development centre in Haryana jointly with the state government for providing skill training to the youth.

    A high-level Carrier team said work on expansion of their existing facility in Haryana would begin soon, Eric Chu, executive general Manager, HVAC, Hong Kong & Macau; Gary Chuk, director, Building Controls and Integrated Solutions, HMTG; and, Paul Tsui, General Manager Sustainability Solutions, Carrier Hong Kong, attended the meeting.

    Later, the Chief Minister addressed captains of industry and leading investors at the Invest Haryana Road Show in Hong Kong. It was attended by more than 100 delegates from Hong Kong who belonged mostly to the banking and financial sector.

    The key sectors which offered vast investment scope included skill development, healthcare, infrastructure, transport, smart cities, renewable energy etc. Later, Sudhir Rajpal, principal secretary, Industries, made a presentation and shared details of the bankable projects with safe returns on investment. He also shared details of the projects like Global City, MRTS between Gurugram Manesar Bawal, Logistics Hub, Aviation Hub, Global Economic Corridor along the KMP Expressway, Smart city Gurugram, Faridabad and Karnal. Jeremy Hellickson Jersey

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