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Balasore MP Jena seeks Japanese investment in Odisha

BJD MP Rabindra Kumar Jena has called upon Japanese counterparts to embark on industrial investment in Odisha.

Odisha is a virgin area with a lot of potential for investment in mineral-based industries. The Japanese industrial entrepreneurs need to look forward to explore the business prospects in the state, said Balasore MP Jena, who is now in Japan with an Indian delegation of FICCI’s Indo- Japan forum of Parliamentarians and senior representatives of industries.

Attending the meeting of JIBCC (Japan-India business cooperation committee), first-time MP Jena called upon the business leaders to invest substantially in India particularly in Odisha and Balasore .

“ Emphasis was laid on the development of tourist circuit , mainly the sea coast projects of Balasore involving   unique and serene beaches including  Talseri, Dagara and Chandipur and promotion of ports . Besides stress was laid on the infrastructural development of Odisha including Metro rail project,” said Jena.

“Odisha government has come up with the Industrial Policy Resolution 2015 to create conducive environment. The eastern state has also vast reserve of both skilled and unskilled human resources which could come in handy for industrial venture. The Japanese entrepreneurs should explore the options readily available in Odisha,” he said.

“During the tour, finding opportunity we   visited another wonderful facility of Toyota, on scrapping and shredding of old used cars, which follows strong environmental norms. The Govt. of Japan has strong legislative environment norm for the scrapping of old cars. I was particularly interested in this and will propose for such law in India to protect our environment,” Jena said.

 Jena  as a member of a parliamentary delegation    was on a five day, between 18 and 23 of his month  visit to Japan aiming  to study Japanese technology and models that are relevant for India's 'Make in India' initiative, renewable energy sector and clean 

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