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State of Karnataka set up International Help Desk to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)
The State of Karnataka in India has set up an International Help Desk to promote Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and International Trade for the State. This initiative is a step to leverage the abundant skilled manpower and rich natural resources available in the State. The Government of Karnataka is playing a vital role in advancing the industrial capabilities in the State. Towards this, a new industrial policy is being brought out with a special focus on the manufacturing sector. The highlights of the policy are as follows:

? Development and upgradation of infrastructure to meet the industry needs;
? Development of Industrial Corridors across the State;
? Special emphasis on skill upgradation to meet the industry demand;
? Facilitation mechanism and regulatory reforms to enhance the ease of doing business; and
? Thrust on the development of international trade.

For implementation of the above, the State of Karnataka has mandated Visvesvaraya Trade Promotion Centre (VTPC) as the focal point for the International Help Desk. The coordinates of Managing Director of VTPC and their website details are as given below:
Phone No. : +91 80 22864281 / +91 9686271064
E-mail : md@vtpckarnataka.gov.in; ksshivaswamy@vtpckarnataka.gov.in
Website : www.vtpckarnataka.gov.in / vitcblr.org
18 November 2014
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