Goa ready to showcase tourism, business opportunities in Dubai

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Goa ready to showcase tourism, business opportunities in Dubai

Dubai UAE January 15 ANI News - Goa is ready to showcase its tourism prowess and business opportunities to global investors during its participation at the India Pavilion in EXPO 2020 Dubai.

The state floor was inaugurated yesterday by J Ashok Kumar, Secretary to Chief Minister, Sports Youth Affairs, Tourism, Industries Trade Commerce, Handicrafts Textile Coir, Sanjay Kumar, Secretary- Revenue, Information Technology, Labour Employment and Swetika Sachan, Director, Directorate of Industries, Government of Goa, at the India Pavilion Dubai EXPO 2020.

Inaugurating the state floor, J Ashok Kumar said, The state of Goa is proud to be part of EXPO 2020. The state is looking forward to the opportunity to showcase its vibrant culture and invite investors to explore our main focus sectors, such as Agro Food Processing, IT Knowledge-based Industry, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, and Tourism. Sanjay Kumar said that IT is a main area of the state's thrust. With attractive incentive packages such as the Start-up Policy, the IT Policy 2017 and the Start-up Policy, we have progressive policies. We have also developed a new Electronic Manufacturing Cluster where plots of varying sizes are available for allotment. Swetika Sachan, CEO, Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board said that they look forward to connecting with the Goan diaspora of the region and discuss the investment potential of the state. IPB is a single window agency in Goa, and we are here to offer the desired support to those looking to goa for their next investment. Goa will be making a strong pitch to the global investors by showcasing its business capabilities through a series of events that highlight opportunities in key areas like Education, Tourism, Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology, Agro-based and Food Processing Industries and Aviation, Aerospace and Defence.

On the Goa inaugural event, Tadu Mamu, Consul - Press, Information, Culture Labour said, Goa is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in India and one of the upcoming investment destinations that offer great opportunities. The Goa Week at India Pavilion will host various business meetings and cultural events showcasing the prowess of the state across different sectors. The goa week will feature industry-specific expert sessions, roundtable discussions, B 2 B G 2 G meetings, along with cultural performances by renowned artists and Goan Band.

Goa is the smallest state in the country with a rich heritage, a serene atmosphere and well-developed infrastructure. Goa's economic growth is driven by the strong performance of its industrial sectors, such as tourism, fishing, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.

Tourism is the backbone of the state's economy, with 40 per cent of the population directly or indirectly dependent on it. The state has recently framed a new tourism policy to offer visitors a unique Goan experience by presenting a versatile concoction of historic, natural, ethnic, cultural locations and attractions.

The Goa week will end on January 20th, 2022.

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