Singapore minister meets Ktk CM to explore business avenues

During the 30-minute meeting, Gowda invited Zulkifi to the two-day Global Investors Meet in agriculture, set to take place here from December one, and also the Global Investors Meet slated for June 2012, official sources said.

Gowda urged Zulkifi to look at various business avenues available in the state including those in the field of Information Technology, infrastructure and township development, especially the scheme of purification of sewage water into potable water in city corporations, in which Singapore is the leader.

The chief minister requested Zulkifi to take up the innovative scheme as a pilot project in any one of the eight city corporations, the sources said.
Gowda also sought the cooperation of the Singapore minister for taking up low-cost housing projects in the state, especially in Bellary where the need is most felt, they said.

He also apprised Zulkifi about the airports in the state, including the one in Shimoga which is under construction and is scheduled to be completed in three months.

Citing the example of the airport in Shimoga which is being developed in collaboration with an Australian company, Gowda invited Zulkifi to come forward and develop an airport in any one of the eight airstrips in the state, they said.

Referring to a number of Indian businessmen who had made Singapore their home, Zulkifi said they had done so as Singapore provides them with a "safe and secure environment".
Zulkifi is on a two-day visit to the state to attend IOC-RIM countries conference opening tomorrow.

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