Punjab and UK on Thursday agreed to further tie-up in agriculture, Information and Technology (IT), food processing, higher education, sports, public transport (Electric buses) and biomass sectors.
A decision to this effect was taken during a meeting of the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann with British High Commissioner Alex Ellis.
During the meeting, it was agreed that there is a huge potential of collaboration between Punjab and UK in these sectors.
Extending a red carpet welcome to British Investors in the state, the Chief Minister said that the state government will ensure single window online clearances to all the desirous investors in the state. He said that Punjab government will ensure that the investors will get smooth and hassle free mechanism to invest in the state. Bhagwant Mann said that he is already in touch with a large number of perspective investors from UK who are interested in investing the state.
Flagging the issue of direct flight from Chandigarh to London Heathrow Airport, the Chief Minister said that it will facilitate the passengers from five states in general and that of Punjab in particular.
German Investment Also
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann today gave a red carpet welcome to German investors in Punjab. He said that the investors desirous of investing in the state can apply for the clearances online which will be given in an expedite manner.