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Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) opens Visakhapatnam office Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Friday, 01 August 2008
Visakhapatnam: Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) opened its office in Vishakhapatnam  today.  The office was inaugurated by Dr. B V R Mohan Reddy, Chairman, CII, Southern Region & CMD, Infotech Enterprises Ltd., Mr Utpal Sen Gupta, Chairman CII - Andhra Pradesh and Mr C G Patil, Chairman, CII Vizag Zone and Mr.K V Bhaskar, Vice Chairman,  CII Vizag Zone also participated.

While addressing the members, Dr. B V R Mohan Reddy said that  the CII has opened its office, as Visakhapatnam is fast emerging as a hub for manufacturing and services industry and also home to several institutes and Centres of Excellence in Research & Development.  He further added that CII has embarked upon a ten-point agenda this year.  Skills & Employability, Infrastructure Development, Promotion of MSMEs, Development of Tier II & III Cities, Agriculture and Education are some of the thrust areas to be focused upon to accelerate the economic growth in the  Southern Region.

He also mentioned that CII would partner with State Governments and other international partners to skill 25000 school dropouts and make them employable with the industry linkages.   The CII office at Visakhapatnam would facilitate faster economic development in the region.   The New  office of CII in Visakhapatnam would also facilitate activities in Vijayawada Zone of CII.

Mr. Utpal Sen Gupta, Chairman, CII Andhra Pradesh while addressing said that the opening up of office in Vizag would  go a long way in achieving CII objective of inclusive growth in the economic development especially in the tier II & III cities.  

Mr C G Patil, Chairman, CII Visakhapatnam Zone while addressing the members said that expansion programme of vizag steel plant and number of employability skils required workforce for this region will grow manifold.

Mr K V Bhaskar, Vice Chairman, CII Visakhapatnam Zone mentioned that the more and more services and the benefits will be available to all the members and also to prospective members of this region by opening up of this office.

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