Delegation from Saxony on 8-day visit to India

Published: Sunday, November 12, 2006, 20:38 [IST]
 

New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) A 15-member political and business delegation from the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, is currently on an eight-day visit to India to forge bilateral cooperation in various fields.

The delegation, which reached on the first leg of their visit here yesterday, is headed by Mr Detlef Schubert, State Secretary, Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt, Ministry of Economics&Labour.

Besides New Delhi, the delegation will be visiting Mumbai and Chennai, says Ajay Singha, Deputy Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

The delegation comprises companies in manufacturing, trading as well as service sectors and are interested in importing, exporting and finding out investment opportunities in India.

Some of the sectors covered by the delegation are Biotechnology, Construction, Paper, Electrical Products, Industrial Cleaners, Health products, Plant&Machinery for Vegetable oil processing and bleach units&Food Processing Machinery etc.

The service sector includes Education and training to skilled personnel, executives and middle management, expert third-party for building survey, preservation and restoration of historic monuments as well as other constructions in concrete, timber, brick or mortar, etc.

B T innovation GmbH, is keen to export special products and solutions for the building site like flexible formwork, sealing stripes and precast plants and wishes to import steel parts for magnetic systems and machinery for formwork.

Similarly, Fernostfrucht Handelsgesellschaft GmbH, is interested in importing processed fruits and spices and exporting food processing machinery to their Indian counterparts. While IHK Bildungszentrum Halle-Dessau GmbH is looking for a business partner to establish a joint institution for imparting training to commercial and IT industry.

The Chambers have identified potential business partners for the delegation in each of the cities and are organising individual business meetings for them.

Apart from this, we are also organising a factory visit to a German company in the city to give them an insight to the style of working, technology and machinery usage as well as to share the experience of the German company in India, Mr Singha said, adding that we have great expectation from the buyer-seller meet as the Indian companies are fully matured to absorb German knowhow and technology.

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