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I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional elders on whose land we stand today, and their ancestors, past and present.

Premier Newman,

  • Thank you very much for arranging this breakfast meeting with economic leaders of Queensland.
  • I am honoured and very encouraged by this large turnout.
  • Congratulations to Queensland and Brisbane for hosting such a wonderful G20. For the past few days, you have shown what a world class city you are.
  • Queensland's economy has been performing well, on basis of your traditional strengths in areas like tourism, resources and agriculture, but also through your investments in areas of advanced technologies and services.
  • This is a tribute to your leadership and to the government and business in Queensland.
  • I am delighted to be here for a number of reasons.
  • One, I have always placed great emphasis on relations between states, not just between national capitals.
  • Premier Newman, you and your Government are doing a lot to pursue economic opportunities with India.
  • You have sent a number of trade missions to India. Just this September, there was a Queensland-Gujarat Energy Roundtable in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat. And, I am naturally pleased that Queensland will be participating in Vibrant Gujarat in January 2015 to showcase your infrastructure capabilities.
  • I know that you are not partial to Gujarat, but you are sending delegations to Kolkata and Delhi and elsewhere!

  • The second reason is that today, India is your fourth largest export destination. For us, Queensland is emerging as a major investment destination.
  • We welcome the efforts you have made to make it possible for an Australian Dollar 16 billion investment to take place in coal mining.
  • It will set a new standard for India-Australia cooperation and demonstrate how Australia and Queensland can be a vital partner in meeting India's requirement for energy and other vital resources.
  • Queensland can be an important partner in India's development – in energy, mineral resources, agriculture and food security, education and advanced technology in some areas.
  • We have launched a major set of reforms to boost economic growth and improve the quality of life of people.  We have set an ambitious agenda and a brisk pace.
  • In the area of policy:

o    We have eased foreign direct investment laws in key areas like railways, defence and insurance;

o   We have set up a commission to reform railways, which has always been seen as a just another government department – this has never been done before.

o   We have introduced labour reforms

o   We have made big changes in our policies on fuel – coal, natural gas, diesel 

  • In the area of processes:

o   changing the way we work as government. Good Governance is the starting point of change. It is as important to business as it is to ordinary citizens.

o   eliminating unnecessary laws and regulations, making processes easier and shorter, ensuring that our government is more transparent

o   Focus on ease of doing business

o   We are partnering with state governments and even going doing to districts and villages.

o   Digital India Campaign

o   Facilitation Cells have been set up.

 

  • In terms of institutions

o   set up a new department for skill development;

o   set up a special authority for industrial corridors

o   eBiz Portal for integrated application process – 24x7

o   Closely monitoring implementation of decisions

o   set up an Expenditure Reform Commission;

  • In terms of Initiatives

o   We have launched Make in India as a new mission to promote manufacturing in India.

o   creating world class infrastructure

o   100 Smart cities; Metro projects for 50 cities;  modern waste management system for 500 cities;

o   affordable healthcare within everyone's reach; sanitation for all by 2019; a roof over every head by 2022; electricity in every household;

o   Clean Energy – with special focus on solar energy; energy efficiency

o   Water conservation

o   Clean Ganga Programme , which is also a major urban renewal and environment protection programme

  • I see great opportunities for our cooperation. Let me highlight some of them.
  • Coal is already a major item of exports to India; but, I see vast potential in resources in general, as Indian industrial sector gathers momentum and grows.
  • We could also commence import of Liquified Natural Gas from Queensland.
  • You are leaders in many areas of mining and mining technologies, services and equipment, mining consultancy, mine safety, coal washeries and mine management.
  •  I invite you to participate in India.
  • We have made our policies transparent and predictable. We have made our procedures clearly defined and smooth.
  • Queensland can also be a partner in strengthening India's food security. We already import a fairly significant amount of fruits and vegetables and some quantities of fertilizer.
  • What we need is an integrated partnership –joint research to improve yield and farm productivity to development of agriculture supply chain infrastructure and food processing.  This is an area of great priority for my government.
  • Infrastructure , where we aim to invest over a trillion dollars over the next five years.
  • Queensland's strengths in advanced areas of technology also offer enormous opportunities for collaboration such as biotechnology  and your growing strengths in aviation sector
  • We can develop strong synergies in the area of information and communication technology and its every growing application in all areas of life and business.  I hope Indian IT companies will enjoy good access. Conversely, Digital India offers enormous opportunities.
  • Queensland can take justifiable pride in its success in the tourism sector. Indian investors would be willing to partner with you, as more and more Indians are drawn to the incredible beauty and hospitality of your state.
  • You can participate in India's ambitious plans for smart, sustainable, habitable cities to cater to its growing urban population. It is expected that nearly 11% of the world's urban population in 2025 will be in India.
  • You can make India a manufacturing hub, for India, for exports and for import back into Australia.
  • Let us foster closer cooperation in skill development and education; and, research and development.Your Universities and Research Institutions have already contributed significantly to the growing science and technology relationship between India and Australia.
  • This is particularly true of the collaboration between the two countries under the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund.
  • I know that most of you are aware of the opportunities in India and have looked at the market.

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  • You will begin to find a difference in India.
  • There will no longer have to reach those opportunities through uncertain and unpredictable pathways, crossing hurdles along the way.
  • You will not only be able to convert opportunities into partnerships, you will do it in an environment that is welcoming and easy to do business in.
  • Let me conclude by saying, India-Australia relationship is comprehensive, involving economic cooperation, a growing security and strategic partnership and increasing cooperation in international forums, which are vital for peace, stability and prosperity in our region.
  • I am keen to hear your views. I will make sure our team here follows up on them.
  • I thank you all for coming here this morning and wish you a very productive day ahead. Thank you.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 17, 2014

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PM to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore in Dehradun on 4th December
December 01, 2021
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Projects in line with vision of PM to boost connectivity and enhance accessibility to areas which were once considered far-flung
Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will reduce travel time to 2.5 hours; will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor for unrestricted wildlife movement
Road projects being inaugurated will provide seamless connectivity in the region, including to Chardham, and boost tourism
Lambagad landslide mitigation project in the chronic landslide zone will make travel smooth and safer

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Dehradun and inaugurate & lay the foundation stone of multiple projects worth around Rs 18,000 crore on 4th December, 2021 at 1 PM. A significant focus of the visit will be on projects to improve road infrastructure, which will make travel smooth and safer, and also increase tourism in the region. This is in line with the vision of the Prime Minister to boost connectivity in the areas which were once considered far-flung.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of eleven development projects. This includes the Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor (from Eastern Peripheral Expressway Junction to Dehradun) which will be built at a cost of around Rs 8300 crore. It will significantly reduce the travel time from Delhi to Dehradun from six hours to around 2.5 hours. It will have seven major interchanges for connectivity to Haridwar, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Yamunagar, Baghpat, Meerut and Baraut. It will have Asia’s largest wildlife elevated corridor (12 km) for unrestricted wildlife movement. Also, the 340 m long tunnel near Dat Kaali temple, Dehradun will help reduce impact on wildlife. Further, multiple animal passes have been provided in the Ganeshpur-Dehradun section for avoiding animal-vehicle collisions. The Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor will also have arrangements for rainwater harvesting at intervals of 500 m and over 400 water recharge points.

The greenfield alignment project from Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor, connecting Halgoa, Saharanpur to Bhadrabad, Haridwar will be constructed at a cost of over Rs 2000 crore. It will provide seamless connectivity and reduce travel time from Delhi to Haridwar as well. The Haridwar Ring Road Project from Manoharpur to Kangri, to be built at a cost of over Rs 1600 crore, will give a respite to residents from traffic congestion in Haridwar city, especially during peak tourist season, and also improve connectivity with Kumaon zone.

The Dehradun - Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh) road project, to be constructed at a cost of around Rs 1700 crore, will reduce travel time and provide seamless connectivity between the two places. It will also boost inter-state tourism. The Najibabad-Kotdwar road widening project will reduce travel time and also improve connectivity to Lansdowne.

A bridge across River Ganga next to the Laksham Jhula will also be constructed. The world renowned Lakshman Jhula was constructed in 1929, but has now been closed due to decreased load carrying capacity. The bridge to be constructed will have provision of a glass deck for people walking, and will also allow light weight vehicles to move across.

Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for the Child Friendly City Project, Dehradun, to make the city child friendly by making the roads safer for their travel. Foundation stone for projects related to development of water supply, road & drainage system in Dehradun at a cost of over Rs 700 crore will also be laid. 

In line with the Prime Minister’s vision to develop smart spiritual towns and upgrade tourism related infrastructure, the foundation stone for infrastructure development works at Shri Badrinath Dham and Gangotri-Yamunotri Dham will be laid. Also, a new Medical College in Haridwar will be constructed at a cost of over Rs 500 crore.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate seven projects, including those which focus on making travel safer by tackling the problem of chronic landslides in the region. Amongst these projects are the landslide mitigation project at Lambagad (which is en-route the Badrinath Dham), and chronic landslide treatment at Sakanidhar, Srinagar and Devprayag on NH-58. The Lambagad landslide mitigation project in the chronic landslide zone includes construction of reinforced earthwall and rockfall barriers. The location of the project further adds on to its strategic significance.

Also being inaugurated are the road widening project from Devprayag to Srikot, and from Brahmpuri to Kodiyala on NH-58, under Chardham road connectivity project.

The 120 MW Vyasi Hydroelectric Project, built over River Yamuna at a cost of over Rs 1700 crore, will also be inaugurated, along with a Himalayan Culture Center at Dehradun. The Himalayan Culture Centre will house a state level museum, 800 seat art auditorium, library, conference hall, etc. which will help people follow cultural activities as well as appreciate cultural heritage of the State.

Prime Minister will also inaugurate the State of Art Perfumery and Aroma Laboratory (Centre for Aromatic Plants) in Dehradun. The research done here will prove useful for production of a variety of products including perfumes, soaps, sanitizers, air fresheners, incense sticks etc., and will lead to establishment of related industries in the region as well. It will also focus on development of high yielding advanced varieties of aromatic plants.