Bengal Expected to Become Major Industrial Hub for Southeast Asia in the Future

Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in the state Assembly on Tuesday that the state would be transformed into a “gateway of industries” for South East Asia in the next three to four years, thanks to a project led by a group of Australians. 

Bengal will soon become the industrial crossroads. In this regard, an Australian team has launched a survey. It will serve as the entry point to Southeast Asia. Banerjee estimates that the project will take three to four years to complete. 

She also mentioned the significant increase in investment at the Bantala Leather Complex. The state government has also taken steps to improve the infrastructure of the Bantala Leather Complex. A total of Rs 600 crore has been invested in the park’s infrastructural construction. 

The Chief Minister has also stated that the first phase of work at Deucha Panchami – the world’s second-largest coal block – will begin shortly and that the second phase will begin only once inhabitants in the vicinity have been properly rehabilitated. Deucha Pachami was visited by a group of NGO members recently. 

Local MLAs have been ordered by the Chief Minister to take the appropriate steps to assist them. Banerjee also mentioned the Shilpanagari project in Jangalmahal, which is expected to cost roughly Rs 72,000 crore. 

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