Biotechnology park on anvil in Bengal

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Kolkata, Nov 19 (UNI) West Bengal Principal Secretary for Commerce and Industry Sabyasachi Sen today said a bio-technology park would come up in the state in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

Speaking on the sidelines of ''Biz Bridge'', organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII), Dr Sen said the project would come up on a land area of 100 acre at Kharagpur, which had already been acquired.

However, he declined to quote any timeframe for its completion, saying it would be finalised only after the bidding process would be over.

According to him, the state would attract an investment to the tune of Rs 1,00,000 crore in the next five-six years in the iron and steel sector.

Earlier, delivering the inaugural address, the principal secretary also said efforts were on to bring the automobile sector into the focus of the state.

''We want West Bengal to be an automobile-hub in line with Gurgaon and Pune. We are ready to extend our support. Foreign tie-ups are also welcome,'' Dr Sen said.

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