Thursday, February 03, 2011

Karnataka to hard-sell Aerospace Park at Aero India 2011

Bangalore: The Karnataka government is set to hard sell its Aerospace Park coming up near Devanahalli during the biennial five-day Aero India show commencing on February 9.
The government, for the first time, will set up a stall to woo global aviation majors to the state.
It has already contacted aviation leaders with a request to consider Bangalore as their favourite destination while implementing their future plans.
“We have already fixed exclusive one-on-one meetings of delegations of nine most prestigious aerospace firms with chief minister BS Yeddyurappa and chief secretary SV Ranganath,” commissioner of Industries and commerce department Rajkumar Khatri said.
Rolls Royce India head Anil Sharkhande, Lockheed Martin country head Jagmohan Singh, a delegation from US-India Business Council led by its president Ron Somers were scheduled to hold separated meetings with the chief minister.
Representatives from Boeing, Raytheon and Honeywell would be in the delegation headed by Somers.
04/02/11 Hemanth Kumar/Daily News & Analysis
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