6 years, 50 official visits, Rs 300 cr investment: Know more about Kerala ministers’ foreign tours


CM Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala ministers, including chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, had 50 official visits to foreign countries in the last six years, according to the data given by the state government in the assembly. The foreign trips had fetched an investment of Rs 300 cr to the state while discussions on further investments during the same period are progressing.

Some of the major facts and figures related to the foreign trips are as follows:

  • Dubai Expo discussions brought Rs 300 cr investment.
  • Not all official visits were for seeking investments. Participation in study tours, international tourism fairs and seminars comes under official visits.
  • During second Pinarayi Vijayan regime, there has been no official visits for seeking investments.
  • Kerala CM had 12 official visits. The investment discussions during his Japan and South Africa tours did not turn fruitful. While discussions on Japan company Toyoto’s plan to set up hydrogen fuel cell unit is on progress.
  • The state government has not yet proactively pursued over CM’s Netherlands visit for studying Room for river project. The regime has cited Covid-19 as a reason for delay in the actualisation of the projects.
  • Other ministers’ official visits have turned successful in signing agreement with other countries

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