Government Of West Bengal, India
PRESS RELEASE

KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY THE HON’BLE CHIEF MINISTER OF WEST BENGAL, MISS MAMATA BANERJEE, AT THE BUSINESS SUMMIT IN SINGAPORE - 20th August 2014

Ni Hao, Vanakkam, Namaste, Good Morning, friends!

As you are aware, I come from West Bengal, a state that was under the rule of a coalition of Left Parties for a long time! We have come to power after bringing to an end the 34 long years of rule that shunned change. Today, the people of Bengal want development, they want progress, they want peace and prosperity. And, our government, the government for ma, mati and manush, which in English would roughly translate as the Government for the Mother, the Earth and the People, is committed to these aspirations of our brethren. We are committed for development that's sustainable and benefits a larger part of the society.

WEST BENGAL CHIEF MINISTER MEETS SINGAPORE’S PRIME MINISTER TO DISCUSS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES - 19th August 2014

The inter-state visit takes place amidst celebrations around 50 years of diplomatic relations between India and Singapore.

A delegation from the Government of West Bengal, India, met with the Singaporean Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong, as part of Ms Mamata Banerjee’s maiden foreign visit as Chief Minister of West Bengal. Presenting PM Lee with cultural tokens from the state – such as a bag from the cottage industry at Uttar Dinajpur, Darjeeling tea, a katha stitched sari and a dokra statuette of the goddess Durga – Ms Banerjee was joined by Dr Amit Mitra (West Bengal's Minister of Finance, Commerce & Industries), Sanjay Mitra (Chief Secretary, Indian Administrative Service), C M Bachhawat (Additional Chief Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department, Indian Administrative Service) and Dr Krishna Gupta (Managing Director, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation); escorted by Ms. Vijay Thakur Singh (High Commissioner of India for Singapore).

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL DELEGATION'S FIRST DAY IN SINGAPORE - 18th AUGUST 2014

- Meeting with The Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd (GIC)
- Tribute paid at the Indian National Army Monument
- Site visit to the Jurong Bird Park, managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore