Gandhinagar: British deputy high commissioner to Gujarat and Rajasthan, Peter Cook, visited the Dholera special investment region (DSIR) this week and interacted with officials and delegations from the UK. Dholera is the first greenfield industrial city which is being established to meet the requirements of ‘Industry 4.0’.
Speaking during his visit, Cook said, “It is interesting to visit Dholera and explore mutually beneficial opportunities. There is a lot of potential in Dholera which UK industry will be interested in. We will surely take this forward through further discussions with industry officials in UK. The establishment of such a special investment region will further accelerate its holistic development and make Gujarat a pioneer in a manufacturing-driven economy.”
Hareet Shukla, MD, Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL) said, “We welcome Peter Cook to Dholera and thank him for his wonderful industry insights. Dholera is likely to be an international investment destination for defence, manufacturing, heavy engineering, auto and auto ancillary, pharma and bio-tech, agro and food processing and many more industries, which will be an aggregator to the economic growth of India.”
A government statement said the visit emphasized the growth trajectory of the greenfield industrial smart city’s operational efficiency and various initiatives implemented to promote Ease of Doing Business (EODB) and adoption of technology to improve efficiency and quality of business at Dholera.