China light and power plans to invest Rs 500 crore for a renewable energy project in Haryana

The CM of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, met with top officials in Hong Kong to discuss plans of renewable energy project in Haryana

China Light & Power has offered to join hands with the Haryana government in setting up a Rs 500-crore renewable energy project in the state's Jhajjar district. The offer was made during Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's meeting with the senior management of the company in Hong Kong on Wednesday.

Khattar, who is leading a nine-member delegation to project Haryana as a preferred investment destination, had meetings with the captains of industry and leading investors in Hong Kong. Khattar and his delegation arrived in Hong Kong after having similar meetings in Singapore.

A state government spokesman said here that global biggies, including United Technologies, Carrier, Everstone Logistics and CISCO have evinced keen interest in making investments in such fields as logistics, development of smart cities and sustainable solutions and setting up skill development centres in Haryana.

China Light & Power officials who met Khattar included CEO Richard Lancaster, Chief Financial Officer Geert Peters and Managing Director India Rajiv Mishra. "They discussed a proposal for setting up a renewable energy project at Jhajjar with an investment of Rs 500 crore. They were told that a very good opportunity awaited them to utilize non-arable land in the state for setting up projects," the spokesman said.

A team from United Technologies also met the Chief Minister and discussed a proposal for developing smart city sustainability solutions relating to building security and controls. Carrier made a proposal to set up a skill development centre in Haryana jointly with the state government for providing skill training to the youth. The key sectors for which the investment scope is being explored include skill development, healthcare, infrastructure, transport, smart cities and renewable energy.

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