Stalin’s visit to Singapore and Japan is his second trip abroad since he took over as the chief minister in May 2021.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Tuesday left for Singapore and Japan to invite industrialists to take part in the global investors’ meet, which is scheduled to be held in January next year in Chennai.
Stalin will also ink pacts with a few companies to generate revenue and employment opportunities in Tamil Nadu.
Addressing the media at Chennai airport, Stalin said his overseas trip is scheduled for nine days and he is being accompanied by Industries Minister TRB Rajaa and senior officials.
This is Stalin’s second visit abroad since assuming power in May 2021.
As per the official communique from the government, Stalin will meet the Singapore Minister for Transport and in-charge of Trade Relations S Iswaran and Minister for Home Affairs and Law K Shanmugam, and CEOs and principal secretaries of leading companies, including Temasek, Sembcorp and Capital Land Investment.
In Japan, the chief minister will also participate in the cultural programmes organised by the Indian diaspora.
This is the first time an official delegation from Tamil Nadu would be visiting Osaka and participating in a meet organised by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).
Stalin told reporters at the airport, “In March, I visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) were signed with various companies and my trip to Singapore and Japan will serve the same purpose.”
He said during his trip to Dubai, he was able to attract investments worth Rs 6,100 crore which will generate job opportunities for about 15,100 people.
The chief minister also said in the last two years, his government has signed MoUs with as many as 226 companies and attracted investments worth Rs 2,95,339 crore.
During the investors’ meet next year, Guidance Tamil Nadu, State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Fame TN, Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation Mission, and Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation are set to sign MoUs with Singapore University Technology and Design, Singapore India Partnership Office, and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries.