Hon'ble Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu's US Visit Day 3
The Telugu diaspora extended a grand reception to Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri N Chandrababu Naidu in Dallas. He interacted with Bell helicopter Director Chad Sparks and Dell representative Srikanth Satya during the third day of his visit in the U.S. The Chief Minister told Mr. Sparks that the government had come out with an attractive aviation policy. The Bell company can contact officials to materialise its plans, he said, and suggested an early visit by the Director to Andhra Pradesh.
Hon'ble Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu interacted with high-end technology entrepreneurs and Indian CEOs in a meeting organised by Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG) at San Francisco.
The 'Who's who' of the Indian Business tycoons and tech leaders were present in the meeting chaired by Mr. Arun Kumar who was with Obama administration for three years. He is known to be very influential in American business circles and administration corridors.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that he feels privileged to be amongst the brightest Indians of the Silicon Valley, which he termed was a cradle of innovation.
The Chief Minister told the gathering that he is neither technocrat nor a scientist but he still understands how technology can impact people's lives.
The Chief Minister emphasised that bringing prosperity to Telugus in United States was always in his mind and that he always kept thinking about it.
The Chief Minister said that India's inherent strengths, demographic dividends and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong and purposeful leadership together make it a right market.
"I want the best practices from all over the world to be adopted in Andhra Pradesh so that our people will benefit from the best available knowledge in the world," the Chief Minister said.
The Chief Minister informed the audience that he has big plans to harness solar energy, which is abundantly available in India. He added that Andhra Pradesh provides enormous opportunities in sectors such as agro processing, apparel, aqua culture and asked the CEOs to consider investments in these sectors.
Sharing his ambitious plans for Amaravati, the Chief Minister said that he perceives the building of the capital as both a challenge and opportunity. "I gave a call and people came forward and gave 33,000 acres of land for Amaravati. This proves the faith the people of Andhra Pradesh have in me and goodwill our government has generated in them". The Chief Minister had affirmed his commitment to make Amaravati one of the five best cities in the world, which would be completely green, blue, eco-friendly and most livable metropolitan city.
He entreated the leading entrepreneurs to come forward and create an ecosystem in Andhra Pradesh, as it presents a rare opportunity for one to build a system from scratch.
At Dallas, 28 IT service companies had come forward to start their operations in Andhra Pradesh. Premier IT solutions, Global Outlook, Tekpros and Arcus Technologies are a few among them. These companies will lease space in Visakhapatnam and Amaravati providing employment for 310 and 64 professionals. The meeting was chaired by Arun Kumar, who was with the Obama administration for three years.
At the University of Silicon Andhra, the Chief Minister said the programmes taken up by the University would remain in history forever. Besides protecting the cultural heritage of the Telugus, the works of the University were enhancing the might of the Telugus, he observed.