LUCKNOW: The European Investment Bank (EIB) may partner with Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Global Investors Summit (GIS).
Indications were gathered in a meeting between state’s delegation led by industry minister Nand Gopal Gupta and PWD minister Jitin Prasada along with senior government officials and Edvardas Bumsteinas, head of Asia and Pacific Division at EIB, and other officials of the bank at Brussels late on Monday night.
A government spokesperson said that senior officials of the bank have also appreciated the effort put in by the Yogi Adityanath government in improving and enhancing the infrastructure in the state.
“Uttar Pradesh is developing world-class infrastructure and the state government is taking multiple steps to ease logistics and ensure multimodal connectivity for expansion of trade, commerce and investments,” said an official statement citing Bumsteinas.
The government spokesperson noted that EIB was keen to partner with the state government in providing seamless multimodal connectivity. It has also expressed its interest to invest for the development of metros, ropeway facilities, berthing terminals, expressways, multimodal logistics facilities etc. in the state. EIB is already investing in Lucknow and Kanpur Metro rail projects. EIB is also interested in supporting the state government in its project to provide potable drinking water and waste management (Swachh Bharat).

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