GANGTOK, May 31 – Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling today inaugurated the ‘Sikkim Business Summit - International Conference on strategic investment in the State of Sikkim’ at Chintan Bhawan today. The event was jointly organised by the State Commerce and Industries department in collaboration with North India Management Association (NIMA). About 36 investors and Corporate houses from the country and four from abroad participated in the event.
Addressing the gathering, the Chief Minister said that Sikkim has emerged today from the period of relative isolation of the early 1970s-80s to a vibrant investment destination with the best practices and instruments of development. “Peaceful atmosphere is our forte and this has triggered widespread excitement among investors to invest in Sikkim. This is further complemented by stability in governance, consistent good law and order environment, absence of labour problem which are conducive atmosphere for industrial growth”, he said.
Dr Gulshan Sharma, President, NIMA, in his address mentioned about the reasons to consider investment in Sikkim. He added that Sikkim is one of the most peaceful States in the country today coupled with stable government. Availabitity of quality power supply and harmonious labour relationships are the other reasons, he added.
On the occasion, the chief guest also released the road map prepared by NIMA for Sikkim followed by the power point presentation for destination Sikkim.
Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi, Arvind Kumar, who is also the Principal Investment Commissioner, informed that single window system has been operationalised which would clear projects within 45 days.