The Chief Minister asked officials of DP world, which operates 78 marine and inland terminals in 40 countries, to set up a Special Economic Zone in AP. The group provides maritime services, logistics and ancillary services.
He met with Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, Raj Jit Singh Walia, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Gaurav Khanna, Vice President – Corporate Finance & Business Development.
The Chairman said that Indian ports must remove bottlenecks in the supply chain and build logistics and industrial parks. “Ports all over the world grew because of these facilities”, he said.
He also said that one of their representatives is visiting India on Monday, and will be asked to extend their trip to meet a team from Government of AP.
The Chief Minister asked them to explore at least three suitable locations to establish logistics parks, and take a decision in 3 months.
Another bilateral was held with Mohammed Ahmed Al Zarooni, the Director General of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) ad Director of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE).
They discussed the multinational effort to set up the AeroCity project in AP, with KPMG as the consultant, and some financiers from Saudi Arabia. They will submit a detailed project report within three months, and at the request of the Chief Minister, they will bring a proposal to be finalised during the Partnership Summit.