Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and other delegates will leave for China in the wee hours of April 12, where he will make pitch for investments in Andhra Pradesh in the energy and manufacturing sectors.
In the first leg of his visit, he will be in Beijing. He will meet the executives from iPhone-maker Foxconn and also Chinese low-cost smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi and highlight how AP has the potential to become a hub of manufacturing for these gadget-makers within and outside the country.
With Andhra Pradesh planning to have electronic clusters as part of its Electronics and Manufacturing Policy, Xioami and Foxconn will be tapped to set up facilities here. He will also tour Huawei’s Research and Development centre and have a first-hand experience of the facility.
Naidu will meet executives from software giant Siemens which is into power generation, transmission and distribution and offers smart grid solutions. The chief minister will also meet members from several industrial bodies in China such as International Department of the CPC Central Committee, China National Textile and Apparel Council and China Association for Small and Medium Enterprises.
In the second leg of his tour, he will visit Chengdu where he will have a tour of Peking University — well-known for its research work.