Bengal Summit Set to Attract Investments Worth Nearly Rs One Lakh Crore, Say Sources

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Bengal Summit Set to Attract Investments Worth Nearly Rs One Lakh Crore, Say Sources

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Bengal Global Business Summit. (Press Trust of India)

Kolkata:  A top source in the Trinamool Congress has claimed that the Bengal Global Business Summit which kicked off in Kolkata today will end up with investments worth Rs one lakh crore at least.

But on day one itself, according to the Memoranda of Understandings or MoUs signed and promises made at the summit today, the state has wrapped up Rs 1,02,900 crore in investments.

Of course, the above is subject to realisation, but here is what was promised today:

  • MoUs worth Rs 41,600 crore signed by the Shipping Ministry, including Rs 12,000 for a deep sea port at Sagar Islands and another Rs 1,200 crore for development of a second port in Haldia
  • MoUs on Deocha Pachami Coal Mines in Birbhum worth Rs 1,20,00 crore.
  • Rs 1,000 crore investment promised by Go Air to start operations at Nazrul Islam Airport at Andal.
  • Rs 3,000 crore fresh investment by ITC.
  • Rs 40,000 core fresh projects announced by SAIL.
  • Rs 5,000 crore investment promised by the Hiranandani group in a hydrocarbon project.
 
Rs 300 crore MoU for a Kolkata Eye project signed between a British company and the Port Trust.

Asked if she was expecting investments of such size, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not say no but added that the picture would be clearer at the end of the summit on Thursday.

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