Washington DC, USA: Members of My Himachal an NGO serving Himachal and Its people today called on delegation from Himachal Pradesh headed by Sh. Virbhadra Singh CM of Himachal Pradesh. The group apprised Mr. Singh of future scope and developmental needs of Himachal Pradesh in the field of Industrial growth, tourism development and biotechnology research technology.
Mr. Virbhadra Singh is visiting USA from October 7 to 12 heading a delegation comprising chief secretary Ravi Dhingra, finance secretary Arvind Mehta and other officials to hold discussions with the World Bank about funding of various projects and to hold meetings with the captains of industry in the USA to woo foreign investment.
Mr. Singh apprised the group of present development and future growth plans of his government. â€œThe development record of Himachal Pradesh is impressive, â€˜â€™ remarked Dr. Bhugol Chandel, president of My Himachal. â€œ These bank loans are very beneficial to the state. The 90 per cent grant through the Government of India make these loans a great value,â€ added Dr. Chandel.
The projects to be discussed during this visit include additional funds for the state road project to the tune of $ 412 million for which the PWD had already conducted feasibility studies.
The development policy loan of $200 million for the state had already been sanctioned by the bank. He will also hold meetings with the captains of industry in the USA to woo foreign investment.
“Efforts of present Government in securing World Bank aid for the development aid of Himachal Pradesh are really a great boon for the state,â€ said Avnish Katoch, General Secretary of My Himachal. The group members appreciated the efforts of the present delegate working for the developmental interest of Himachal Pradesh benefitting common people in the state.