BSY opens 5th AKKA World Kannada Sammelana

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Chicago, Aug 30: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa inaugurated the 5th AKKA World Kannada Conference on Friday, Aug 29 at Chicago. In the breef speech, he complimented AKKA for keping Kannada culture alive in the hearts of millions of Kannadigas settled outside home.

Speaking at the Business Meet, he called for US investment in Karnataka. He assured the investors of development in every sector ie; IT, BT and nano-technology. BSY stressed on developemnt as the only mantra for Karnataka to forge ahead in every sphere. "Our vision is to make Karnataka an ideal place not only to live but also for business. To speed up industrialization, a 'Vision Group" is being setup", he affirmed th Business Group. A new industrial policy will be formulated which will be investor friendly, he confirmed.

'Karnataka 2020' document will be ready soon for placing Karnataka on the global map, which will make it a model state for all other states here in India.

Pic Gallery: 5th AKKA Conference, Chicago

At length, BSY went on to explain the main 4 industrial corridors (Bangalore-Belgaum via Davangere-Hubli, Bidar-Bangalore via Chitradurga, Tumkur-Honnavar via Shimoga, Chitradurga-Mangalore via Shimoga-Udupi), which will see development in this financial year. Other than IT services he called for Steel, Cement investment promising land and co-operation to the members, if interested. In turn he assured, 5,000 to 10,000 acres of land in different districts based on the resources available for the industrial zones.

"In order to mobilize investments and motivate people like you to come to Karnataka and share the growth of Karnataka, I have announced a Global Investors Meet in January 2009", said Yeddyurappa.

As we all know, traffic and infrastructure is a serious problem in Bangalore, we have invited Private sectors to build new roads and widening of existing roads both in rural and urban areas. "We are committed to making Bangalore a global hub, with its infrastructure on par with international standards", he opined.

Finally, Karnataka Chief Minister addressed the Meet saying, "Friends, the 21st century is the century of challenges, competition, quality, innovations, brands and brains. Along with several ordeals, this century has opportunities and hence 21st century belongs to India, it belongs to us. Finally, I thank AKKA for organizing this event and providing us this opportunity to be here. I once again invite all of you to come to Karnataka, invest, grow and be a part of our growth".

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