Australia has agreed to share its expertise with Haryana in the field of agriculture, horticulture, dairy sector, infrastructure, smart cities and sports particularly in prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
Australian High Commissioner to India, Harinder Sidhu, who called on Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Chandigarh om Monday, discussed various issues of mutual cooperation between Australia and Haryana, an official release said.
The High Commissioner evinced keen interest in the developmental strides made by Haryana and offered cooperation of Australia in further strengthening bilateral relations.
The Chief Minister described Haryana as a leading state in sports and sought cooperation of Australia to develop Motilal School of Sports at Rai. The CM said Haryana is also developing as a medical tourism hub, especially in Gurgaon.
However, he said there was ample scope to improve the facilities in the field of sports injuries. Australian High Commission Sidhu was all praise for the sports culture in Haryana and said the state is also being recognised as a developing sports economy which could offer many jobs in sports sector like trainers, coaches, sports manager, fitness trainers and fitness advisers.
The chief minister also invited Sidhu to join the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Haryana beginning November 1. The state government was planning various initiatives for the year long celebrations and a horticulture university was also being set up in Karnal, he said.
It was also informed in the meeting that state was also developing integrated multi-modal logistic hub including a dry port as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project.
“This ambitious project will prove to be a driver for the future growth of the state in which Australia can also make commercial ties by sharing their skills and expertise,” the release added.