Consulate Organises Event to mark the launch of MAKE IN INDIA Campaign
The Consulate General of India in Ho Chi Minh City organized an event today (October 21, 2014) to mark the launch of “Make in India” campaign, inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on September 25, 2014. The Department of External Relations, Ho Chi Minh City, had supported the event. The Chief Guest at the event was His Excellency Mr. Tat Thanh Cang, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Mr. Le Phuoc Vu, Chairman of India-Vietnam Business Forum; Mr. Indronil Sengupta, Co-Chair of India-Vietnam Business Forum; Mr. Mohan Ramesh Anand, President of INCHAM; representatives of Department of External Relations and Investment and Trade Promotion Center of Ho Chi Minh City; officials from Can Tho City, Ben Tre, and An Giang provinces; business associations, Indian and Vietnamese companies and media representatives attended the event.
During her address, Consul General invited Vietnamese companies to invest in India and said that the growing connectivity between India and ASEAN offered tremendous opportunities for enhancing trade and investment links between the two countries.
She informed that direct flights between India and Vietnam would commence in the first week of November and that a Memorandum of Understanding for establishing sister city relationship between Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai was under finalization. She also mentioned that efforts were underway for an Indian Bank to open a branch in Ho Chi Minh City.
She called upon the Chambers of Commerce and associations to play a pro-active role in disseminating trade and investment related information to the Indian business community, in organizing business to business interactions and in sending regular updates to the Consulate.
The address of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India at the launch of “Make in India” initiative was received with huge enthusiasm and warmth by the audience. In response to the request from the business community in Ho Chi Minh City, Consulate General will be organizing another interactive session on the investment opportunities in India, in the first quarter of 2015