Shapoorji Pallonji plans West Bengal investment

Leading construction company Shapoorji Pallonji plans to invest in West Bengal in deep-sea port, an IT park, hydro electricity and construction of roads and night shelters for the poor.

hidden August 01, 2012 19:41:04 IST
Shapoorji Pallonji plans West Bengal investment

Kolkata: Leading construction company Shapoorji Pallonji plans to invest in West Bengal in deep-sea port, an IT park, hydro electricity and construction of roads and night shelters for the poor.

"Shapoorji Pallonji already has over Rs 1,000 crore investment in the state. We have come today to see various other avenues which could be of mutual benefit and interest for both West Bengal government and S P Group," Shapoor Mistry, group managing director, told reporters after an hour-long meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat.

"Some areas we are looking at are deep sea port, hydro electricity, IT park and construction of roads in the plains and the hill areas," Mistry, elder brother of Tata Group chairman elect Cyrus P Mistry, said.

Shapoorji Pallonji plans West Bengal investment

West Bengal industry minister Partha Chatterjee, Finance Minister Amit Mitra and industrialist Prasoon Mukherjee were present in the meeting

He expressed happiness over the meeting and thanked the chief minister for giving him audience.

West Bengal industry minister Partha Chatterjee, Finance Minister Amit Mitra and industrialist Prasoon Mukherjee were present in the meeting.

Shapoorji Pallonji has joined hands with Singapore-based Universal Success (USEEL) of Prasoon Mukherjee for pursuing infrastructure projects in West Bengal.

Chatterjee told reporters that during discussions with the chief minister, Shapoorji Pallonji had given proposals for a deep sea port, hydel power, IT hub, marine port consultancy and expertise besides in road construction in the plains and the hill areas of West Bengal.

When Banerjee heard that the company had taken up corporate social responsibility (CSR) she requested Mistry to take up setting up of night shelters for the poor and run homes as part of CSR.

PTI

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