Singapore PM visits Gurgaon, talks of its industrial growth

Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda met Lee Hsien Loong and apprised him of the state's development projects

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visited Gurgaon on Thursday and evinced a keen interest in the industrial development of the area and future projects of urbanisation.

The Prime Minister and his delegation also met Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda who apprised Loong about various development projects in the state.

Loong visited different places in Gurgaon and said he was quite impressed with the development that the city has made.

The delegation was also apprised about Gurgaon-Manesar Development Plan-2031 and other development works in the public transport system. Loong was told that Gurgaon is already connected by the Delhi Metro and, in the near future, the Metro would be extended till Manesar.

Loong expressed satisfaction over the manner in which the work on the Rapid Metro Rail was progressing without causing an hindrance to residents.

Hooda told Loong that Haryana, despite being an agrarian state, has emerged as a developed industrial economy.

During the past seven years, the average annual growth rate was 9.4 per cent, he said.

Hooda said the state contributes about 3.4 per cent of the national Gross Domestic Product and ranks at the top in terms of per capita investment. With the exception of Goa, Haryana led other states in per capita income, he said.

Hooda said the state government had been focusing on development of world-class infrastructure so as to promote industry.

He also apprised the Prime Minister about the 135 km long Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway. The Chief Minister also apprised him about Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project, adding that it has immense potential for investment.

He said the procedures for setting up industrial units have been simplified and made transparent to facilitate entrepreneurs.

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