Govt, biz leaders from Aus to take part in Make in India Week

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New Delhi, Feb 12: As many as 30 government and business leaders from Australia will be participating in the 'Make in India Week' starting in Mumbai tomorrow.

Acting Australian High Commissioner Chris Elstoft said that Australia's engagement in the event would be an important step in helping convert business opportunities into outcomes for the two nations.

Make in India: Biz leaders to take part

"Each of the sectors from Australian business taking part in the event will be crucial to India achieving its Make in India dream," he said.

Delegates who will attend the events are from sectors including energy, industrial design, infrastructure, pharmaceutical and metals recycling for manufacturing inputs.

Australia will host a country session to showcase expertise across a number of sectors. "Rio Tinto and Woodside, two of Australia's biggest resource companies, will present during the session, while other participants include industrial design expert Mark Watson speaking on Smart Cities," Australian High Commission said in a statement.

"With a growth forecast of 7.6 percent for 2015-16, India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

The level of Australian engagement in Make in India Week is evidence of Australian business confidence in the opportunities for doing business with India," the statement said quoting Elstoft. The six day event will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.


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