By Sohel F Fidai :
Mr. Kamal Morarka, Chairman, M. Visvesvaraya Industrial Research and Development Centre (MVIRDC) – promoter of World Trade Center Mumbai and World Trade Center Goa called on H. E. Mr. Satya Pal Malik, Hon’ble Governor of Goa on November 30, 2019 at the Raj Bhavan, Goa and discussed on promoting international trade and investment in Goa. Mr. Vijay Kalantri, Vice Chairman, World Trade Center Mumbai was also present on this occasion.
During the interactive discussion, H. E. Mr. Malik, Hon’ble Governor of Goa said that Goa is one of the most progressive States in India. Besides tourism, the state of Goa holds enormous potential in promoting investment in agro-processing and services sector.
Mr. Morarka apprised the Hon’ble Governor of Goa that the World Trade Center Goa is operational since 2015 and is committed to promote international trade in the state. WTC Goa can play a pivotal role along with the State Government of Goa to attract and investment and promote International trade from Goa.
WTC Goa is part of World Trade Association based in New York and is connected to over 320 WTCs in nearly 100 countries representing 1 million businesses across sectors facilitating international trade and investments. WTC Goa will help in leveraging this vast trade network to promote and accelerate global trade for various MSMEs in the state of Goa. Mr. Morarka further informed to the Hon’ble Governor that WTC Goa aim to become an iconic trade facilitator in the state by providing various facilities such as expo-cum-convention center, commercial office spaces, incubator to promote MSMEs & start-ups and undertaking services like trade research, trade education and trade promotion.
Hon’ble Governor of Goa advised Mr. Morarka and Mr. Kalantri to make a suitable representation to the State Government of Goa on the above.