CM inaugurates Asia Inter-dye exhibition
Emphasizes eco-friendly growth of chemical sector· A joint exhibition organized by Gujarat and China of colour chemicals and manufacturing products.
· The Pakistani delegation showed great interest in Gujarat and Shri Modi. They displayed great enthusiasm in posing for a group photo with him and requested his personal autographs.
· Pakistan industrialists presented Shri Modi with a memento of the KCCI building whose foundation stone was laid by Gandhi ji in 1934.
· Shri Modi spelt his vision of growth in global chemical manufacturing with a stress on research and the environment.
· Chinese authorities express satisfaction on ties between China and Gujarat.
A group of industrialists from Pakistan Chemicals and Dyes Merchants Association were among the participants at a joint exhibition by China and Gujarat. The exhibition, Asia Inter-dye Exhibition is Asia’s biggest exhibition of colour chemicals manufacturing products. 450 manufacturers of Asia will participate in this exhibition.
The delegation from Pakistan not only participated in the exhibition but also presented a replica of the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry building as a memento to Shri Narendra Modi. This building is significant as none other than Mahatma Gandhi laid its foundation stone in July 1934. Shri Narendra Modi accepted the memento from the Pakistan delegation. The Pakistan delegation showed great interest in having a group photograph with Shri Modi, who gladly obliged. He also gave his personal autograph to the members of the delegation. They said that they wanted to learn a great deal from Gujarat and will take back a lot of things they learnt in Gujarat.
In his speech Shri Narendra Modi expressed his vision of becoming the leader in the global chemical manufacturing market by maintaining a balance between growth and environmental factors. He also stressed on research and development in environmental technology in order to become the global leader.
Shri Modi called for the Centre, technical universities and chemical industry associations to make a joint plan to develop a common platform for R&D in the chemical sector. He pointed out that rich countries are not entering dyestuff industries, as they are scared of the pollution attached with it. Thus, it is both a challenge and an opportunity to initiate and achieve eco-friendly growth in this sector. He also exhorted manufacturers to develop a brand image for green chemicals.
The President of the China Dyestuff Manufacturing Association stated that he was impressed with the ties between the companies of Gujarat and China. The President of the Mr. Ram Ajarekar and Secretary to the Government of India Mr. K George Siviya praised the development of Chemical industries in Gujarat. Minister of State for Industries Shri Saurabh Patel and other industry leaders were present for the occasion.