After Ahmedabad, US plans to set up American Hub in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam

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Ahmedabad is the only other city in the country to have an American hub so far and Visakhapatnam will be the first location in South India.

 

The US Government said it is keen on setting up American Hub in Visakhapatnam, the second one in the country after Ahmedabad. 

An American delegation led by Consul General Joel Reifman has called on Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy at his camp office in Tadepalli on Tuesday.

During the interaction, Consul General Joel Reifman said they had visited Visakhapatnam and were very satisfied with the facilities there.

He welcomed the decision to setup American Hub in Visakhapatnam and asked for US cooperation in developing Visakhapatnam as a smart city.

The Chief Minister requested the Consul General to set up an incubator centre in Visakhapatnam similar to Delhi.

Responding positively to the request of Jagan, the US Consul General promised to set up an incubator centre in Vizag.

The Chief Minister affirmed that Andhra Pradesh is the most favourable state for investment as it has a vast coastal area.

He also said that there will be great economic development with the construction of ports and the government is laying special attention on manufacturing electronic goods..

He explained that there are good opportunities for investment in the field of infrastructure and electronic products.
Meanwhile, US Consul General Joel Reifman appreciated the various programmes and welfare schemes being implemented by the state government and coined them as revolutionary. 

He particularly lauded the village and ward secretariat system, taking governance to the village level and door delivering the government schemes through volunteers. 

He praised the state government's performance during the Covid pandemic and in controlling the virus spread. 

Ahmedabad is the only other city in the country to have an American hub so far and Visakhapatnam will be the first location in South India.

 

With inputs from Agency

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