Haldia (West Bengal) : More than Rs 50,000 crores have so far been invested in this small industrial and port town of East Midnapore district during the past few years by private investors for an all round growth.This was stated by West Bengal Transport minister and Chairman,Haldia Development Authority Suvendu Adhikari at an industral seminar called ”Destination Haldia Forum – 2018” here on Friday.Addressing the Forum Adhikati spoke about the growth potential of Haldia in different fields and said the township having its industry friendly atmosphere did not experience any industrial strike during the past few years.
Referring to the better use of industrial safety measures in the town,the minister referred to a number of recent initiatives taken by the Haldia Development Authority like setting up of a 50–bed trauma care centre.He felt that Haldia Dock Complex,the profit earning entity should be separated from Kolkata Port Trust and given a separate identity in the name of Haldia Port Trust. Speaking about the availability of 600 acres of land, Adhikari invited the business community to invest more in Haldia for further development as also in CSR activities for its beautification and making the township clean and green.
This Forum, organised by the Merchants” Chamber of Commerce and industry(MCCI) is a part of its outreach programme to reach out to Tier II and Tier III towns in the districts. Among others G Senthilvel, Deputy Chairman, Haldia Dock Complex, V Solomon Nesakumar, Superintendent of Police, East Medinipur,C K Tiwari, Executive Director, Indian Oil Corporation, Haldia Refinery,Chandan Sengupta, Senior Vice President and Head – Marketing and Commodity Business, Haldia Petrochemicals and Professor M N Bandyopadhyay, Director, Haldia Institute of Technology spoke on the occasion.