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Bengal CM to leave for Vietnam with business delegation

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Kolkata, Mar 1 (UNI) West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacherjee leaves for Vietnam tomorrow on a three-day exploratory mission leading a nine-member business delegation.

During his stay, the Chief Minister would attend a number of programmes and visit places in the Ho Chi Minh city, while the delegation would hold one-to-one business meets with their counterparts with a thrust on Information Technology, Food processing and marine sea products, Chief Minister's Special Secretary Dipankar Mukherjee said.

On the first day of his visit, Mr Bhattacharjee would visit the famous Tan Tao industrial park and hold interactions with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. He will attend a programme organised by the Indo-Vietnam Society and another organised by Ho Chi Minh People's Council for his reception.

The Chief Minister is also scheduled to visit a farm of Saigon Agricultural Corporation and call on the Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.

This is the first foreign visit of the Chief Minister this year after undertaking three successful business tours to Italy, Indonesia and Singapore last year which already ensured Foreign Direct Investment to the tune of more than Rs 2,000 crore.

The business delegation accompanying him comprises Mr Rupen Roy of Pricewater House Coopers, Mr Debasish Mitra of Calypso, marine product entrepreneur Rajarshi Banerjee, CII Easter region Chairman Ravi Poddar, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Secretary General Nazib Arif, Mr Samir Ghosh of Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr Biswajit Gupta of Visuvius Industries, Mr Subrata Mukherjee of ICICI Securities and Mr Rajeeve Kaul of Nicco Corporation.

The Chief Minister is scheduled to return on March five.

UNI KDG SJC SHB RN2059

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