Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Bihar fast becoming investment friendly state: Nitish

Bihar fast becoming investment friendly state: Nitish
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said that the image of Bihar was changing fast and hoped investment would pour into all sectors, including agriculture, industry and infrastructure.

Addressing a function after inaugurating the Mahavir Netralay, developed in collaboration with the Shankar Netralay, Chennai, Mr Kumar said here he was making all efforts to make Bihar an investment friendly state.

Referring to the recent NRI meet at Hyderabad, he said response had been ''very encouraging'' and added that several NRIs had shown keen interest in investing in different sectors, including health and agriculture.

Mr Kumar said the long-standing necessity for a world class eye hospital in the state was fulfilled with the opening of this hospital, set up in the pattern of the Shankar Netralay under the patronage of Mahavir Arogya Sansthan.

He hoped that eye patients could now avail better treatment at low expenses in comparison to elsewhere.

Opthalmologists of Bihar would be sent to Shankar Netralay, Chennai, for training and the specialists of Shankar Netralay would be available in Patna, he informed.

The chief minister assured all help from the state government to the new establisment.

Earlier, eyes of Mr Kumar were checked by the doctors of the new hospital, registering him as the first patient of the hospital
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