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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Gouttephone announces Touch Panel manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh.
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Gouttephone announces Touch Panel manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh.

Phase I investment to be Rs 504 crores and will generate employment for 300 people, in Vishakapatnam.

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Rockman Industries, part of Hero MotoCorp group, invests in Andhra Pradesh.

APEDB to facilitate the project, which is expected to generate 1600 direct jobs.

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King's college hospital-UK, comes to Andhra Pradesh.

Amaravati to be medical tourism hub. APEDB signs MoU with the Indo-UK Institute of Health, to develop a Medicity at Amaravati.

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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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APEDB News Bureau
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.

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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
OCTOBER 2017: ISSUE : 2
SUNRISE
Andhra Pradesh

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

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

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

On Thursday, the Hon'ble Chief Minister met with Dr. Peter Garland, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) at the Secretariat. It was decided a mega-university from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be established in Amaravati in the near future.

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Chief Minister meets with the Mayor of Busan
December 06, 2017

Chief Minister meets with the Mayor of Busan

On Day II of his trip to South Korea the Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu had a consequential interaction with Mr. Suh Byungsoon, Mayor of Busan thanking him on the courtesy extended to the delegation, and ensuring the effortless movements between the cities.

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South Korea and Andhra Pradesh sign a MoU to set up a Make in India Centre in Korea Industrial Complex in Andhra Pradesh to set up a Make in India Centre in Korea Industrial Complex in Andhra Pradesh
December 06, 2017

South Korea and Andhra Pradesh sign a MoU to set up a Make in India Centre in Korea Industrial Complex in Andhra Pradesh to set up a Make in India Centre in Korea Industrial Complex in Andhra Pradesh

The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Jeong Deok-Min, Honorary Consul General to India in Busan, South Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding to set up a Make in India Centre in the Korea Industrial Complex in Andhra Pradesh.

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The Economic Development board of Andhra Pradesh (APEDB) takes a progressive step towards integrated and holistic development of the state with The Korean Cluster Project
December 05, 2017

The Economic Development board of Andhra Pradesh (APEDB) takes a progressive step towards integrated and holistic development of the state with The Korean Cluster Project

The Economic Development Board of Andhra Pradesh took yet another step in fulfilling the Chief Minister’s vision of setting up a South Korean City in the state.

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Upcoming Events
CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT
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EXCON 2017
12th - 16th December 2017
Venue: BIEC, Bangalore
APEDB Stall: A 49 Hall 3

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is organizing Excon 2017 which is scheduled to be hosted in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Presently in its 9th edition, the International Construction Equipment and Technology Trade Fair is supported by the Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (ICEMA) as Sector Partner for the event. APEDB, the one stop investment destination for the Government of Andhra Pradesh, will be there to interact with investors at Stall No. A 49 Hall 3. Come see us there and be a part of the Sunrise Andhra Pradesh growth story!

ELECTRONICS
NEPCON
17-19 January, 2018, Japan

Launched in 1972, NEPCON JAPAN has grown together with the Japanese & Asian electronics industry. Consisting of 7 shows specialised in essential areas for electronics manufacturing and R&D,the show has furthermore, added exhibitions for promising applications such as Automobiles, Wearable devices, Robots, and Smart factories.

AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE
Aerospace & Defence MRO - South Asia Summit 2018
18-19 January, 2018, New Delhi

Aerospace & Defence MRO South-Asia: where policy makers, regulators, industry leaders, industry experts and the gamut of MRO & aviation industry converge to define the aviation maintenance industry.

AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE
Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series (ADECS) 2018
30 January, 2018, Singapore

Asia Defence Expo & Conference Series (ADECS) is a leading defence and military exhibition focussed specifically on trends and opportunities within the Asia Pacific region. It attracts key local government officials with the wider defence industry, giving the opportunity to over 50 companies to showcase their latest technologies, solutions and systems.

TOURISM
HIFI - Hotel Investment Forum India
5-6 February 2018, Mumbai, India

Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) is India’s most important hotel investment conference. It is the annual meeting place for the leaders in the Indian hotel and tourism industry to discuss important trends, network, identify new opportunities, and do deals through a combination of plenary sessions, breakout panels, and interactive workshops.

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