While some of the team members left for Delhi on Sunday to catch the flight to Japan, Naveen along with a few officers would fly in a chartered flight from Bhubaneswar to Singapore, and from there to Japan on Monday. Naveen will return from Japan via Bangkok.
Japan has been one of the country partners for the Make in Odisha (MIO) summits in 2018 and 2022. The CM-led delegation will showcase the state’s investment potential and friendly policies to attract investments in sectors such as food processing, chemicals, plastics and petrochemicals, besides textiles, apparel and tourism.
Naveen will meet top industry leaders and investors in Tokyo and Kyoto from April 4 to 8. “The chief minister will conduct one-to-one meetings with potential investors, host the Odisha Business Meet Tokyo 2023, and hold an interactive meeting with the Odia diaspora in Japan,” industries minister Pratap Keshari Deb said. The delegation is scheduled to visit Kimitsu Steel Works and the R&D centre of Nippon Steel Corporation. The state government is scheduled to sign an MoU with Arcelor Mittal/Nippon Steel (AM/NS) to get expertise of Japanese trainers in the proposed establishment of a high-performance gymnastics centre at the Kalinga Stadium with training centres in Puri, Rourkela and Jeypore.
The delegation will also hold a round table discussion in Kyoto on opportunities for collaboration between Japan and Odisha in the tourism sector, focusing on Buddhist and eco-tourism related sites in the state.