PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2018

Charting New India's Global Integration Strategy

24-26 FEBRUARY 2018
APIIC Ground, Harbour Park Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Call for Investment Proposals by the
Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board

Chandrababu Naidu,
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

“Andhra Pradesh's vision is to become one amongst India's three best states by 2022, the best state by 2029 and a leading global investment destination by 2050.”

Andhra Pradesh is India’s Sunrise State and the gateway to promising markets and focussed opportunities. Our ideas are big and our vision is global. We have embarked on a journey of double digit growth and are confident of emerging as a developed state by 2029.

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News and Updates
December 20, 2017

Design of the new secretariat coming up in Amaravati is finalised.

Foster+ Partners to come up with an action plan for its implementation in six to eight weeks.

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GAPEDB signs a landmark three way MoU with UNESCO & HRD MINISTRY.
News and Updates
December 16, 2017

APEDB signs a landmark three way MoU with UNESCO & HRD MINISTRY.

GoAP, UNESCO MGIEP & Ministry of HRD to join forces for a unique gaming hub, transforming Vishakhapatnam into a Tech-enabled Education Center.

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Andhra Pradesh to be the first state in India, to get breakthrough FSOC technology.
News and Updates
December 15, 2017

Andhra Pradesh to be the first state in India, to get breakthrough FSOC technology.

X collaborates with GoAP to bring Free Space Optical Communication Technology to India.

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APEDB makes significant strides in U.S.-Andhra Educational Collaboration.
News and Updates
December 14, 2017

APEDB makes significant strides in U.S.-Andhra Educational Collaboration.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) to establish a mega-university from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in Amaravati in the near future.

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Emirates Group, Dubai signs MoU with APEDB.
News and Updates
February 08, 2018

Emirates Group, Dubai signs MoU with APEDB.

The Emirates Group has expressed keen interest in operating in Amaravati and the other parts of Andhra Pradesh.

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About EDB

The board acts as a catalyst to facilitate economic growth, investment climate, reforms, and competitiveness in Andhra Pradesh.

The functions of the Economic Development Board include:

  • Strategic investment planning and promotion
  • Nodal point of contact for investments
  • Mobilisation of resources required for supplementing public and private investment
  • Facilitating inter-departmental coordination
  • Economic and policy research
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Why Andhra Pradesh
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CM Speak

Hon'ble Chief Minister N Chadrababu Naidu delivering his keynote address at Future Decoded, an event organised by Microsoft at Mumbai. He says "Andhra Pradesh to lead the way for digital transformation in India"

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CEO Speak

Mr. J.Krishna Kishore, CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board explains (APEDB) the USP of Sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh at Make in India summit at Bern, Switzerland during delegation visit from APEDB to induce investors from Switzerland to invest in Andhra Pradesh’s growing economy.

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CEO's welcome speech

On the sidelines of World Economic Forum, the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board CEO Mr J. Krishna Kishore delivered welcome remarks at the AndhraPradesh and Japan dinner which will further strengthen the relationships of the two countries. APatDavos hosted the dinner at the India Lounge in Davos.

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CM's keynote address

The Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu delivered his keynote address at "Technologies for Tomorrow" interactive luncheon a gathering with top innovators at World Economic Forum. Followed by a Panel Discussion on "Technology & Sustained Economic Progress", with Closing Remarks by Mike Schwartz, Partner & Managing Director.

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APEDB News Bureau
CM's interview - WEF, Davos
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Speech on India Means Business in Davos
January 24, 2018

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Nara Chandrababu Naidu speaks to NDTV of India’s prospects and highlights, before the country session at Davos.

WEF, Davos Day 3
Chief Minister Assures full support to LIXIL Group
January 24, 2018

During a meeting with Kinya Seto, CEO, LIXIL Group on the fourth day of the World Economic Forum in #Davo the Andhra Pradesh CM said, “We want to build Amaravati into a hub for construction materials" speaking on his vision for Amaravati. The Lixil officials told the Chief Minster that they possess advanced aqua ceramic technology for manufacturing. CEO, Kinya Seto informed the Chief Minister that they are planning to invest Rs.1500 crores in three phases in India and are looking for skilled labor. He also informed the Chief Minister that they can start the production by the end of the year. The Chief Minister assured all possible cooperation from state government and said that the Andhra Pradesh State Skills Development Corporation - Apssdc will help them in training the manpower. 

WEF, Davos Day 3
The Fraunhofer's to Explore Possibilities of Investments in Andhra Pradesh
January 24, 2018

Earlier today Professor Dr. Tobias Dauth from Fraunhofer IMW, a  technology research organization met with Andhra Pradesh CM  Nara Chandrababu Naidu. The organization is located in Leipzig with an employee base of 20,000 people.  BMW and Bosch Global both Fraunhofer's clients are exploring possibilities in India and similarly they can enable several companies to  Andhra Pradesh & the Chief Minister committed to his support. 

CM's interview - WEF, Davos
CM's interview, WEF, Davos
January 24, 2018

Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu talks to Shereen Bhan about his plans to woo investors to the state & the use of technology.

WEF, Davos Day 2
CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu met with Said Hadrami
January 23, 2018

At the World Economic Forum 2018, on Day II the Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu met with Said Hadrami VP International Operations of Saudi Aramco a leading oil exploration company. This was a follow up meeting where the Chief Minister assured the VP on fast tracking progress in further expanding on-going projects in India beyond their Asia operations in New Delhi to a possible refinery project in Krishnapatnam. Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board is thrilled to be associated with supporting Aramco's downstream ventures in Andhra Pradesh. 

MoU signed
APEDB signs a landmark three Way MoU with UNESCO & HRD MINISTRY
December 16, 2017

APEDB signs a landmark three Way MoU with UNESCO & HRD MINISTRY

It was an excellent day for the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board as we signed a landmark three Way MoU. Andhra Pradesh Government, UNESCO MGIEP & Ministry of HRD to join forces for a unique gaming hub, supporting Nara Chandrababu Naidu's vision of transforming Vishakhapatnam into a Tech-enabled Education Center.  Refer to the news video link for reference in detail.

Event
APEDB at the Excon 2017
December 15, 2017

Andhra Pradesh Economic Development board (APEDB) was there at the Excon 2017, Bengaluru; the largest Construction Equipment Exhibition in South Asia. The aim of our participation was showcasing, Andhra Pradesh's pioneering initiatives to promote, building and construction material investments, into the state. Currently Andhra Pradesh has 14 Smart Cities, a high-speed rail from Visakhapatnam to Chennai, Sea Ports, a Greenfield international Aerotropolis center, and major solar parks. Team APEDB met with industry leaders and garnered support from Mr. Anant G Geete, Union Minister for Heavy Industry & Public enterprises during the event.

Keynote Address
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu delivered the keynote address
December 06, 2017

Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board was present at the business seminar held in partnership with Kia Motors Worldwide hosted in Seoul; Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu delivered the keynote address, speaking on Andhra Pradesh’s potential and offerings. Here is an excerpt of his speech. 

Tour of Busan Port
Tour of Busan Port
December 05, 2017

On Day II thanks to Mr. Kang Buwon, VP Busan Port Authority, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu toured the largest port in Busan, South Korea. The Port of Busan is a Metropolitan City that includes four modern ports, international passenger & 6 container terminals Busan, South Korea. Pusan New Port owns and operates container terminals at the Pusan port. The major industries in the Port of Busan include shipbuilding, electronics, steel, automobiles, ceramics, paper and chemicals.

KIA Motors Meet
KIA Motors Meet
December 04, 2017

On Day 1 in Seoul our Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu along with Vikram Doraiswami, Ambassador of India to Republic of Korea met with 16 Korean associates & vendors of KIA Motors to gain deeper understanding of their concept, investment, & employment generation intent in our state of Andhra Pradesh. Representatives from Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board were present. Keep tracking the CM's trip here with us at the APEDB.

LOTTE Corporation Meet
LOTTE Corporation Meet
December 04, 2017

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu along with high level ministers from GoAP including APEDB CEO Mr. J. Krishna Kishore met with Hwang Kag-Gyu, President & CEO of LOTTE Corporation Ltd, a conglomerate Head Quartered in South Korea. Mr. Naidu elaborated on Andhra Pradesh's food processing units, mega food parks and proximity to ports for import of specific raw materials making it conducive for LOTTE and similar players to invest in the state. It was further decided that a joint working group will be set up to support Lotte with Indian Ambassador to Korea Mr. Vikram Doraiswami leading the efforts.

Video Message
Executive Vice Chairman's Message - ITServe Alliance Synergy 2017 Conference
November 30, 2017

Here's a video message from Mr. S.P. Tucker, Former Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh and Executive Vice Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board urging participants at the ITServe Alliance Synergy 2017 Conference in Houston to work as partners of Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board enabling an evolved IT & ITES ecosystem in AndhraPradesh.

Video Message
CEO's Message - ITServe Alliance Synergy 2017 Conference
November 30, 2017

Mr. Prasad Garapati, the Chairman for our IT Taskforce Committee is at the ITServe Alliance Synergy 2017 Conference in Houston, Texas today representing the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board is delighted to collaborate with ITServe to drive the growth story of IT and ITES in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Here is a video message from Mr. J. Krishna Kishore, CEO @Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board; to the participants at the event.

Declaration
Amaravati Declaration on Women’s Empowerment
November 28, 2017

Amaravati Declaration on Women’s Empowerment

Our Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu supports women’s empowerment. Launching the ‘Amaravati Declaration' formulating guidelines for women’s empowerment; based on ideas, issues, and problems discussed at the National Women’s Parliament, held in February this year. Earlier this year on women’s day the CM had said “I will be the first one to support reservations for women in Parliament.” The Amaravati declaration aims at the development of women in education, legal rights, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, research and innovation, politics, social protection, sustainable development goals, social development and digital literacy.

LoI signed
APEDB signs Letter of Intent for a Horticulture Farming Project in Andhra Pradesh
November 27, 2017

APEDB signs Letter of Intent for a Horticulture Farming Project in Andhra Pradesh

Veda AgriProjects Pvt. Ltd. (Veda) signed a Letter of Intent with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board to involve in the activities of agriculture and animal husbandry sectors in Andhra Pradesh. A commitment has been made in terms of investment, technology, planning & design, and equipment into setting up a horticulture farming project in the state. Veda wishes to bring in a proposed investment of INR 600 crores generating 600 direct jobs and 1400 indirect jobs.

Women Entrepreneurship Scheme
Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu encourages cold chain promotion in agriculture
November 22, 2017

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu encourages cold chain promotion in agriculture, with the intent of more women entrepreneurs in the state. Ensuring that women are informed about the countless opportunities entrepreneurship has to offer. The Chief Minister said that Andhra Bank would be giving out loans of 25 Lakhs for each group according to the Women Entrepreneurship scheme.

Meeting
Hon’ble Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu meets with South Korean Consul General assuring support for the speedy development of the new Korean City planned at Anantapur
November 21, 2017

Hon’ble Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu meets with South Korean Consul General assuring support for the speedy development of the new Korean City planned at Anantapur

About 37 South Korean companies have proposed to invest approximately Rs 4000 crores, largely in the automobile sector. The investment by the South Korean companies will see approximately 7,000 new jobs being created within the state. The Chief Minister said that APEDB shall coordinate the project to take it ahead. Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board CEO Mr. J. Krishna Kishore participated in this meeting.

Meeting
Chief Minister meets with Singapore Delegation for the second Joint Implementation Steering Committee Meeting
November 21, 2017

Chief Minister meets with Singapore Delegation for the second Joint Implementation Steering Committee Meeting

The Chief Minister met with Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry S. Iswaran in the Secretariat on Friday. The meeting included discussions regarding Singapore’s involvement in the development of the city of Amaravati, solid waste management projects, district cooling systems and skill development programmes. In this second meeting of the Joint Implementation Steering Committee, the Chief Minister said that the relationship between Andhra Pradesh and the Singapore government has largely contributed to the planning of the capital city, and he was grateful for the continuous cooperation from their side.

Setting up business
Phoenix Group from Dubai to set up $50 Million rice mill in Andhra Pradesh
November 21, 2017

Phoenix Group from Dubai to set up $50 Million rice mill in Andhra Pradesh

A global agricultural and food company, Phoenix Group headquartered in Dubai, plans to set up a rice mill with an investment of $50 million (Rs. 325 crores) to process 250,000 of non-basmati rice per annum at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. Gaurav Dhawan, Chairman, Phoenix Group, told Business Line that the company has already identified the land required for setting up the rice mill and is in talks with the State government for completing the formality.

LoI signed
November 10, 2017

APEDB signs letter of intent for a container freight station and logistics park in Andhra Pradesh.

NDR Infrastructure Private Limited and APEDB CEO Mr. J Krishna Kishore yesterday, signed the LoI for a container freight station at Vishakhapatnam. The proposed investment was for 100 crore in two phases with 70 direct and 200 indirect jobs overtime. An LoI was also signed between APEDB and Simhapuri Farmers Agri Parks Private Limited, for an Integrated Logistics Park in Donakonda Mandal, Prakasam District. The investor proposed 400 crore in investment with 250 direct and 500 indirect jobs.

MoU signed
November 03, 2017

Mr. J. Krishna Kishore CEO Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) is attending the World Food India 2017 from November 3-5 in Delhi along with the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu and other ministers from the state of Andhra Pradesh and representation from across India.

MoU signed
October 23, 2017

Mr. J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Al-Arfaj Group Holding Company (AGHC), wishing to formalize direct investments into the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. A company incorporated under the laws of Kuwait with its head office at Fortuna Sotogrande Alto, is into setting up a Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in the state of Andhra Pradesh with a capacity of 10 Million tons per annum in 2 phases.

MoU signed
October 22, 2017

Mr. J. Krishna Kishore, CEO, APEDB, had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aviation City LLP, a company under incorporation in the jurisdiction of UAE with its head office at Dubai, for the development of an Aero-city Hub; an aviation city project with a proposed investment of 5.5 Billon USD and also with 15,000 direct jobs and 5,000 indirect jobs in about 10,000 acres working in three phases, in Andhra Pradesh.

MoU signed
October 22, 2017

APEDB had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bin Zayed Group, a company incorporated under the laws of UAE with its head office at Downtown Dubai. Investors expressed interest in the Infrastructure Projects in Andhra Pradesh such as roads, ports, airports etc. With a proposed investment of 2 Billon USD and also with direct jobs and more in auxiliary industries, APEDB looks up to its investor for a colossal alliance.

Our Blueprint for Growth
Conducive Business
Environment

Andhra Pradesh, ranked 1 st in Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank, provides a conducive environment for businesses to operate and prosper.

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Integrated Infrastructure
Masterplan

Andhra Pradesh is determined on creating a world class infrastructure, providing excellent connectivity, and augmenting state’s power generation capacity.

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Mission and Grid
Based Growth

The vision of Andhra Pradesh for growth is pivoted on 3 pillars of 7 missions, 5 grids, and 5 campaigns.

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Amaravati
The People’s Capital

This ‘futuristic’ greenfield city is bound to put Andhra Pradesh in the league of developed states and brings enormous investment opportunities to the world.

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Partners
PEPSICO

PepsiCo

Sets up largest beverage plant in the country.

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Leaders Speak
Manu Kumar Jain

We are very thankful to Andhra Pradesh Government who has been very supportive of our Make in India plans in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

Manu Kumar Jain
Managing Director,
Xiaomi India
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Mr. Ratan Tata

"I can say for sure the future of AP is going to be great with the kind of plans, resources and leadership it has".

Mr. Ratan Tata
Chairman Emeritus of TATA Sons and
Chairman of TATA Trusts
Shinzo Abe

“We are hopeful of improving and strengthening our relations with India and Andhra Pradesh in various sectors like trade and commerce, infrastructure, technology, agriculture, automobiles, etc.”

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Mr. S Iswaran

“Singapore is honoured and privileged to play a part in Amaravati’s evolving strategy”

Mr. S Iswaran
Minister for Trade and Industry, Singapore Government
Monthly Newsletter
JANUARY 2018: ISSUE : 3
SUNRISE
Andhra Pradesh

Stay updated on all the latest developments in the Sunrise state of Andhra Pradesh.

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CEO J. Krishna Kishore signs a MoU with his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Emirates Group
February 08, 2018

CEO J. Krishna Kishore signs a MoU with his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman, Emirates Group

Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board CEO Jasthi Krishna Kishore signed a MoU with his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Emirates Group. Also, present in the meeting was the Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu and the Indian Ambassador to UAE Mr. Navdeep Suri.

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The Chief Minister Invites Airbus Defense & Space to Invest In Andhra Pradesh
January 25, 2018

The Chief Minister Invites Airbus Defense & Space to Invest In Andhra Pradesh

On Day 3, Andhra Pradesh CM  Nara Chandrababu Naidu  has invited Airbus Defence & Space CEO, Dirk Hoke to come invest in Andhra Pradesh, India's most business friendly state.

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Chief Minister meets with President of Dassault Systèmes
January 25, 2018

Chief Minister meets with President of Dassault Systèmes

In a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of World Economic Forum #WEF18 the Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu met with Bernard Charles, President & CEO of Dassault Systèmes and urged them to bring their technologies on monitoring air transportation prediction to Amaravati.

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Chief Minister Invites Raheja Group to Expand into Andhra Pradesh
January 25, 2018

Chief Minister Invites Raheja Group to Expand into Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu met with Ravi Raheja from Raheja Group, Raipur today on Day IV of World Economic Forum WEF18 in Davos.

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Upcoming Events
Partnership Summit
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Partnership Summit
24th - 26th February 2018, Visakhapatnam

India is now the centre of attraction for the world economy and very much on the path to become driver of global economy. Andhra Pradesh is at the forefront of Indian growth story. Government of Andhra Pradesh, India, in partnership with the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, the Government of India and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) are organizing the 24th edition of the Partnership Summit from 24th-26th February 2018 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

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Indian Ceramics - 2018
Indian Ceramics - 2018
07-09 March 2018, Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Indian Ceramics is India’s leading annual trade fair and conference for ceramic and brick Industry with presence of all leading companies showcase a wide range of ceramics and brick latest machinery, high-quality raw materials, analysis and laboratory equipment, technical ceramics, equipment for storage, materials handling and much more used in ceramics and bricks industry. Please come visit us at Indian Ceramics 2018 for latest insights and opportunities in Andhra Pradesh.

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