Japan has sought Haryana’s cooperation in setting up Japan-India Institute for manufacturing in the state to impart skill training to youth in the manufacturing sector.
The request was made by the Ambassador of Japan in India Kenji Hiramatsu, when he, along with a high-level delegation, called on Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today, an official release said.
While assuring all support to Japanese companies in the state, the chief minister said they should contribute maximum to development through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The state government is in the process of establishing an authority through which all CSR activities would be undertaken, he added.
Japanese electronics major Panasonic will soon set up its refrigerator factory in Jhajjar.
A working group under the chairmanship of the chief secretary has been constituted to resolve all issues concerning investment from Japanese companies in the state.
A total of six new power sub-stations of 200 KW each would be installed in Gurugram in six months to meet contingency, if any, especially in the Bahadurgarh Industrial estate as well as in the areas around Gurugram, Manesar and Bawal.
Khattar said Haryana had become a power surplus state and efforts were being made to further strengthen the transmission system.
A major industrial hub is also being developed in Jhajjar where more Japanese companies are expected to set up units.
He assured Hiramatsu active consideration of the issue regarding relaxing regulation on the authorisation of chemical waste operator in the interest of Japanese companies.
Hiramatsu thanked the chief minister for providing a safe atmosphere to Japanese residing in the state and requested him to set up a Japanese language cell.
He also requested him to start one or two schools, preferably in Gurugram, for Japanese students. At present, units of about 341 Japanese companies are operational in the state and about 2,500 Japanese nationals are residing here. He informed the chief minister that investment from Japanese companies in Haryana had considerably increased during the last two-and-a-half years, he added.
Statistics revealed that a maximum number of companies which came to India in 2016 had set up units in Haryana which is a testimony of the increased faith of Japan in Haryana.
He also congratulated the chief minister for the success of the Happening Haryana Global Investors Summit-2016 held in Gurugram last year and offered the state government to share expertise for the development of Haryana.
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