Jammu & Kashmir attracts global investors at EXPO2020


JANUARY 13, 2022, DUBAI: The Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and
Kashmir (J&K) has concluded its participation at the India pavilion today
on a successful note, where the UT has attracted significant investment
commitments and signed 7 MoUs and 1 LoI with global investors.

The UT has showcased its business attractiveness, tourism
potential along with its rich cultural heritage to the global audience during
its two-week participation at EXPO2020 Dubai.

The UT’s ten-day participation was kicked off on the 3rd
of January 2022 by Shri Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary, Industry
& Commerce, J&K along with Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in
Dubai and Deputy Commissioner-General for India at Expo 2020 Dubai.

A business delegation led by the Lieutenant Governor of
J&K, Shri Manoj Sinha, pitched investment opportunities to the UAE
businesses. Shri Sinha also addressed an investors summit in Dubai, which was
attended by renowned business leaders and investors from the UAE.

During his visit, Shri Sinha met several business leaders
including Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Mr Yusuff Ali M.A,
Chairman of LuLu group among others to discuss the opportunities and potential
areas of collaboration.

During its participation at EXPO2020 Dubai, the UT of
J&K has signed eight MoUs with LuLu Group, Al Maya Group, MATU Investments
LLC, GL Employment Brokerage LLC, Century Financial and Noon E-commerce, Grandeur
Business Solutions respectively along with one Letter of Intent (LoI) with
Magna Waves Pvt. Ltd, Emaar Group and Lulu International. The investment ranges
from real estate, tourism, infrastructure & healthcare sectors among

While Emaar properties will be developing a shopping mall
in Srinagar, LuLu Group will set up a food processing and logistics (FPL) hub
in Srinagar. UAE’s Century Financial will also be investing $100m to build
three hotels and one commercial-residential complex in the UT of J&K.

Shri Manoj Sinha also inaugurated a two-day Buyer-Seller
meet between sellers from the UT of J&K and buyers from the UAE under the
‘One District One Product’ initiative. The event was done in collaboration with
Invest India and attended by Dr Aman Puri, Consul General of India in Dubai and
Deputy Commissioner-General for India.

Shri Sinha launched the world-famous GI-tagged saffron at
LuLu Hypermarket in Dubai.

The week observed the presence of eminent dignitaries
including Shri Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary, Industry &
Commerce, J&K, Shri Sarmad Hafeez, IAS, Secretary Tourism, UT of J&K,
Shri Mehmood Ahmad Shah, Director Industries Kashmir, Shri Ghulam Nabi Yatoo,
Director Tourism Kashmir, Shri Vivekanand Rai, Director Tourism Kashmir and
Shri Bakshi Javed Humayun, Director SKICC.