West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been invited by the organizers to speak at the Bangkok global Asian conference, which gets underway in November this year.
According to her, the invitation was extended to her as the organizers felt that “Bengal is the destination now”.
The two-day conference in the Thai capital begins on November 27.
She pointed out that businesses set up in Bengal can expand their operation to other Asian countries due to the geographical proximity of the state with countries like Malaysia, Myanmar, Kunming in China, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bangkok, etc.
On her recent visit to Germany to attract investment, she said projects worth Rs 450 crore had been signed already.
Besides solar industry, orders for 25 lakh jute bags were also procured. She said talks were held with engineering, automobile and food processing industry players and a delegation from Germany would be attending the Bengal Global Business Summit in January, next year.
“The beginning is very good. Every state is now exhausted but Bengal has capacity,” she said.