Amosun leads team to Indonesia, seeks direct investment for Ogun

November 22, 2013 3:57 PM

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The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, and some members of his executive council are now in Indonesia to participate in a week-long discussion with investors and top government officials in Surabaya, one of the provinces of the South-Asian country.

The team, comprising of the Commissioners of Works and Infrastructure, Budget and Planning, Culture and Tourism and Environment, as well as the Special Advisers to the Governor on Trade and Investment, Housing, Research and Documentation, and Agriculture would, in Surabaya, hold talks with investors in areas ranging from agriculture and forestry, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals to tourism.

It would also explore the possibility of co-operating with the Asians in the use of technology for enhancing the production of adire fabric for export.

Mr. Amosun held a private meeting with the Governor of Surabaya, H. Soekarwo, and both men, would, this weekend, sign a joint memorandum signifying the beginning of co-operation between their two governments on several issues.

The governor and his team would also participate in a business forum to be attended by leading Indonesian industrialists. It would afford the Ogun State team the opportunity to showcase the investment opportunities in the state.

Surabaya, the second largest city in Indonesia, and a major industrial centre and port, covers an area of 47,922 square kilometres, with a population of over 37 million.


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