4th India CLMV Business Conclave Held

Jaipur:February27,2017:Commerce and Industry Minister Smt..NirmalaSitharaman has said that trade with the CLMV countries grew from USD 1.5 bn to more than USD 10 bn in the last 10 years and expressed hope that India will be able to partner in more trade initiatives with these countries to develop a strong India-CLMV vertical within the ASEAN market. In her inaugural address at the the 4th India – CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) Business Conclave in Jaipur today she invited both the Government and business community of these countries to actively partner in India’s initiative to strengthen manufacturing capacities,  and stated that in India there is a good scope for improving trade in sectors like health and  wellbeing, manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, skilling amongothers. The Minister indicated that there are clear verticals for India to facilitate trade with these countries like, organic agriculture produce from Myanmar, value added products from  coffee& pepper produce of Vietnam, two & three wheeler exports to Lao PDR etc. She highlighted that these countries can take advantage of the tremendous scope in India on skill resources across various sectors.  Smt. Sitharaman stated that the themes selected for deliberation during this Conclave have been carefully selected to integrate into each other’s economy.   Highlighting India’s strength in health sector, she announced that India is organising a BSM-cum-exhibition in Myanmar during March 28-29, 2017. At the event, India will showcase her strengths in the healthcare verticals, viz. Pharmaceuticals, medical technology and health services.  The Minister invited all of them to participate in this event from both Government and business side.   She further emphasised India’s abilities in Agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, skilling, solar and wind energy where India can provide a lead to the region.  She urged the business entities from the CLMV region participating in the Conclave to seal some business deals before departing to their country.mt. VasundharaRaje, Chief Minister of  Rajasthan gave a Special Address in the inaugural session.  The country delegations were led at the Ministerial level byH. E. MrChhuonDara,Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce, Kingdom of Cambodia, H.E Dr. Than Myint, Minister of Commerce, Myanmar and H E Mr. Cao Quoc Hung, Vice Minister, Industry and Trade Vietnam.The delegation fromLao PDR was led by Ambassador,H E Mr.SouthamSakhonninhom. The event also witnessed a wide participation of official and business delegations from these countries.Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam collectively, is the third largest economy in ASEAN, followed by Indonesia and Thailand.  Due to close proximity, India is looking to boost trade and investment with the CLMV region as part of the ‘Act East’ policy announced by the Prime Minister during the 12th India – ASEANSummit in 2013.The CLMV conclave is an annual feature which provides an opportunity for Indian business leaders to interact with government and business stakeholdersrepresenting the four countries.The conclave facilitates to create and provide a platform for the decision makers from CLMV countries to interact with a range of Indian business companies involved in trading, manufacturing, processing, engineering, consultancy, construction etc.In her special address, the Chief Minister expressed her gratitude to the Central Government for organising such an important international meet in her State and indicated that Rajasthan has tremendous scope for facilitating trade with the CLMV countries. She emphasised the skill in Rajasthan for value addition for gems & precious stone sector, food and spices. Stressing that Rajasthan offers great scope for tourism, she sought bilateral arrangements for tourism with these countries which are also richly acknowledged for  their tourism potential.Mr Naushad Forbes, President CII also acknowledged the initiative of the government in supporting the industry through such business meets.  It was indicated that CII has decided to open two offices in the CLMV region i.e Myanmar andVietnam which would further the intra-regional trade. Transportation and connectivity in the region were highlighted as the most important aspects for trade.In their addresses the Ministers from Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar expressed their appreciation of the Indian Governments persistent efforts through such annual events associating these countries.  All of them indicated their keenness to receive investment from India and sought more interaction with India for deepening trade as also continuing with the cordial relationship that exists with India. The inaugural session was followed by sectoral and country sessions which included business to business meetings.  The technical  sessions slated for the two-day event  focusses on sectors such as Manufacturing, Pharma, Healthcare, Agri-business, Food Processing, Infrastructure,  Textiles, ,Leather, Renewable Energy, Skills, Education and Engineering


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Subject : Procedure for handling of complaints under Government of India’s Resolution No. 89 i.e. Public Interest Disclosure and Protection of Informers (PIDPI) Resolution.

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President of Myanmar has appointed U Maung Wai , as Ambassador of Myanmar to India

President of Myanmar has appointed U Maung Wai , as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Republic of India


The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has appointed U Maung Wai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Republic of India.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Nay Pyi Taw

  1. 27 September 2016





‘Make in India’ week gets Rs 15.2 lakh crore investment commitments

The Make in India week concluded in Mumbai on Thursday. The mega event secured investment commitments worth Rs 15.2 lakh crore.

Make in India initiative is part of the government's push present India as an attractive investment destination and create jobs by increasing the share of manufacturing to GDP over the next decade.

The week-long program saw nearly 9 lakh visitors from 102 participating countries.

The Make in India week concluded in Mumbai promoting India as a stable Investment destination with a healthy competitive spirit among states.

The first of its kind mega event encouraged Design, Innovation, Youth and Startups. It was a platform where global CEOs, think tanks, policy makers, Diplomats and Political leaders converged.

Among the outcomes 15,20,000 crore rupees Investment committed 1,05,000 crore rupees of Business Enquiries, 8,90,000 Visitors, with 102 countries participating.

Among those who participated were PMs, Deputy PM and Foreign Ministers of 20 countries, 13 Union Ministers, 15 Chief Ministers and over 1000 CEOs.

Among the key deals during the week, are BAE Systems and Mahindra for assembling and testing of M777 Howitzers ORACLE's USD 400 million investments in India to set up 9 incubation centres.

Tar Kovacs and Government of Karnataka for setting up ocean based renewable energy project Mercedes committing an Investment of Rs. 1500 crore and Employment of over 4000.

CREDAI and MCHI for 5.7 lakh affordable homes with an investment of Rs.1.1 lakh crore and 7.6 lakh jobs.

On the concluding day, Textiles Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar said a Textile Policy will be announced before the Lok Sabha session ends.

24 new textile Parks have been approved and an investment of around 30 thousand crores is expected.

The high profile make in India event was also a platform for innovators, programmers and engineers. It showcased success stories of young entrepreneurs who have designed, innovated and built in India, and promoted India as a center for global design with the message 'Create in India for the World'.