Edinburgh, Nov 16 (IANS) Showcasing the state’s industrial landscape among Scottish businessmen, West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charted out potential areas of collaboration ranging from engineering, services to IT and ITes, between Bengal and Scottish industries.
Banerjee was present in a business meet here organised by Scottish Development International with the support of Asia Scotland Institute and Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.
“Top business houses of Scotland were present and we had a fine round of interaction with business leaders from Bengal on prospects of investment and doing business in the state.
“I think there are potential areas where you can invest. Potential areas of collaboration included engineering, services, healthcare, education, tourism and hospitality, power and energy, life sciences and research, food processing, IT and ITeS,” she said.
She invited Scottish business heads to the Bengal Global Business Summit in January, 2018 to have a feel of the possibilities in Bengal.
Describing Bengal as the gateway of north-eastern states and South East Asia, Banerjee said Scottish investors would get an opportunity to expand their businesses in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Thailand.
Ahead of Bengal Business summit scheduled to be held in January, a state delegation led by Banerjee has been highlighting the UK investors to explore opportunities in the state’s industrial landscape.
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