Gandhinagar, Friday: Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director and founder of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN & East Asia (ERIA), a leading international research organization, met Chief Minister Narendra Modi today and had fruitful discussions on forging partnership between Gujarat and ERIA for human resource development and skill development among technical professionals. Established in Jakarta of Indonesia, ERIA has a network in 16 Asian countries for economical research and for creating a pool of technical professionals.
Impressed by the rapid growth of Gujarat’s manufacturing sector and strong partnership between Japan and Gujarat for industrial development, Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura expressed keenness in tying up with Gujarat for human resource development in automobile manufacturing sector.
The Chief Minister expressed the state government’s determination for lending full co-operation to the educational institute of ERIA, which is engaged in producing technological professionals. He also expressed desire that the state’s Gujarat Technological University (GTU) and ERIA join hands for human resource development in the field of technology.
Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura lauded the Chief Minister’s vision behind the development of Gujarat’s automobile manufacturing sector. Even as the state is emphasizing specifically on the skill development, Mr. Nishimura suggested to jointly organize a symposium on skill development. The Chief Minister welcomed Mr. Nishimura’s suggestion and also lauded the co-operation extended by JETRO and ERIA.
Mr. Nishimura thanked the Chief Minister for holding the fruitful meet. Secretary to Industries M. Sahu, Secretary to the Chief Minister A.K. Sharma and Managing Director of iNDEXT-b was also present during the meet.
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