JAMMU, Apr 4: A delegation of PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PHDCCI) Jammu chapter led by its Head, Rahul Sahai here today met Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) delegation headed by its president, Ripudaman Singh Dhillon.
Rahul Sahai briefed the ICCC delegation about robust industrial development scheme in J&K and discussed core areas of investment opportunities in J&K and Canada.
He also talked about some regional focus areas of handicrafts, IT, agriculture, medicinal plants and tourism opportunities and briefed the ICCC delegation about working of PHDCCI J&K in policy advocacy, bridging gaps between Government and entrepreneurs. Sahai said that India-Canada bilateral ties are underpinned by shared values of democracy, pluralism, expanding economic engagement, regular high level interactions and long-standing people-to-people ties and also bilateral ties with Canada that have witnessed strategically significant transformation during Indian PM’s visit to Canada in April 2015.
Sahai discussed major Indian items exported to Canada including gems, jewellery, precious stones, pharmaceutical products, ready-made garments, mechanical appliances, organic chemicals, light engineering goods etc and India’s imports from Canada. He also deliberated on how J&K could be included in export-import too.
Ripudaman Singh Dhillon said that they are very much interested in areas of infrastructure, medical tourism, IT & Manufacturing and added that IT sector could be the most helpful sector of investment and job creation in J&K.
He assured Sahai that regular interactions would be held on different sectors.
Others present in ICCC delegation included Bhavik Parikh, Director IT; Virender Rathi, CS & EVP Membership Engagement; Sunil K Chadha, Adviser Hinduja Group; Kalpesh Joshi, MD Vaastu Vision; Manjeet Singh Bhondi, Group Chair Registration Committee Council of College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario.
PHDCCI Jammu delegation included Kuldeep Gupta, Co-Chair; Sanjay Aggarwal, Co-Chair and Bhupesh Gupta.