Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to embark on a three-day visit to Gujarat from Thursday during which he will inaugurate the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. The summit is being held in Gandhinagar from January 18 to 20.
PM Modi will take part in a slew of other programmes during his January 17-19 visit which will also cover Silvassa, the capital of the neighbouring Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, according to his itinerary shared by the state government and the Press Information Bureau (PIB).
PM Modi's three-day itinerary for Gujarat visit
Upon his arrival, PM Modi would first inaugurate the 'Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show', an integral part of the biennial investor summit.
Later in the afternoon, he would inaugurate a newly built hospital in Ahmedabad, according to the schedule. The 1,500-bed hospital has been built in the premises of VS Hospital, run by the BJP-ruled Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).
In the evening, the PM would inaugurate a shopping festival on the Sabarmati Riverfront. Modi would address gatherings at both these places.
Over the next two days, I would be attending various programmes in Gujarat, including the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 16, 2019
Since its inception in 2003, the Summit has played a key role in bringing more investment to Gujarat and enhancing the state’s progress. pic.twitter.com/ZTARaLmCVk
Tomorrow in Ahmedabad, I will inaugurate the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Medical Sciences and Research.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 16, 2019
This is state-of-the-art public hospital will provide top quality healthcare to the people of Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/hsEAQmuDgh
In the morning, the prime minister will inaugurate the three-day summit. In the afternoon, he will have one-to-one meetings with some of the heads of state who would be attending the event.
Heads of five countries and over 30,000 national and international delegates, including CEOs of major companies from India and abroad, are expected to attend the 9th edition of the summit, according to organisers.
Indian business tycoons who are expected to attend include Mukesh Ambani, Uday Kotak, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Gautam Adani, Adi Godrej and Pankaj Patel.
CEOs and top executives of global companies like BASF, DP World, Suzuki, Vanguard and Maersk would also be present.
In the evening, the prime minister will take part in a 'round table interaction' with the heads of global sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and institutional investors. This will be followed by a dinner with VVIP guests.
PM Modi is scheduled to visit Hazira industrial area near Surat as well as Silvassa.
The PM "will visit Hazira in Surat on January 19 to mark the setting up of the Hazira Gun Factory", a PIB release said Wednesday.
From Hazira, he will go to Silvassa "to inaugurate as well as to lay foundation stone for various projects", the release said.
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