Kiviet leads provincial delegation to India

Friday, March 25, 2011

Pretoria - Eastern Cape Premier Noxolo Kiviet will today lead a provincial delegation to the India Africa Project Partnership Conclave.

The visit is aimed at attracting potential investors. "We have requested the Eastern Cape Development Corporation to indentify a project that needs funding or investment partners. Such funding or investment will bode well for our goal of creating decent work in our province," said Kiviet. 

The premier has been invited to attend the meeting, which will take place from 27 - 29 March in New Delhi, by the Durban-based Consul General of India. 

The delegation includes among others Rural Development and Agrarian Reform MEC, Zoleka Capa, and CEO of the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ), Simphiwe Kondlo. 

From 30 March to 2 April, Kiviet will join the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Elizabeth Thabethe and her 28-member delegation in Mumbai for business meetings. 

The Conclave on India Africa Project Partnership has been taking place since 2005 and is organised by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in partnership with the Export Import Bank of India. 

The focus of the conclave is to provide a platform for India-Africa business interaction and build strong bilateral partnerships. 

Ministers, CEOs and senior decision makers in the industry will attend the conclave and discuss economic and developmental issues. 

Kiviet has since appointed Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism MEC Mcebisi Jonas to be the acting premier until she returns on 3 April 3 2011.