WASITRAC trade mission to India and Nepal March 16-25, 2018

 
 
WASITRAC  TRADE MISSION TO INDIA & NEPAL 
 
MARCH 16-25, 2018
 
 
 
 
Washington State & India Trade Relations Action Committee invites businesses, individuals and organizations to join the WASITRAC trade mission to Andhra Pradesh in India and Kathmandu in Nepal during March 16-25, 2018.  This government + business delegation will be led by Washington State Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib. Few Washington State representatives may join this trade mission along with members from the local business community. The delegation will visit Kathmandu, Nepal on its return trip during March 23-25 after a brief visit to Taj Mahal and before departing for Seattle. The Nepal segment of the trip would be facilitated by Nepal Global Trade USA with invitation and support from the Mayor of Kathmandu and office of the President in Nepal. The travel itinerary is attached below. Please feel free to share this information with all in your network.
 
The State of Andhra Pradesh is in the process of building a world-class capital city Amaravati, named after the ancient Buddhist city, was the seat of power of Telugu rulers nearly two millennia ago. The Vijayawada-Guntur region has been chosen for the new capital as it is centrally located and accessible from all parts of the state. The Singapore government has designed the master plan for the city that seeks to combine tradition with modernity and incorporates the concepts of Vastu and Feng Shui, the Indian and Chinese sciences of construction. 
 
According to the plan, the capital region will be spread over 7,420 sq km, of which the capital city would occupy 217 sq km. The plan envisages an area of 6.84 sq km to be the first to be developed. This core area will contain within it the Assembly, Secretariat, Raj Bhavan and High Court buildings. The vision of Chief Minister Mr. Chandrababu Naidu includes making Andhra Pradesh another Singapore. He launched initiatives which aim at achieving excellence in all walks of life and focus on community building through teamwork. 
 
The state of Andhra Pradesh is naturally endowed with a coastline of 974 km, the second longest in the country, and strategically located to enable it to become a natural gateway to the Eastern hemisphere. The state has so far declared 14 non-major ports for development, administered by the Director of Ports, Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP). The Andhra Pradesh Maritime Board is being formed to be responsible for integrated planning, development and monitoring of all ports including concessions. At present, these tasks are being handled by the Director of Ports. 9 out of 13 districts of the State are coastal districts. The state has adopted a port led development strategy aligned with the development principles of the Sagarmala Project. The strategic location of the state is undeniable with respect to the trade with East and South East Asia.
 
Given all these facts, the major emphasis of our trade mission will be on exploring opportunities for, collaboration, investments, joint ventures and partnerships in the area of infrastructure development, clean energy, management of water resources,  waste management and recreational amenities. We would like to invite you all to join our trade mission in March. 
 
 
 
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