The Government of Odisha and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India have signed a MoU for setting up an Integrated Steel Complex in Kendrapara District. This project will entail in investment of more than Rs. 50,000 crore. The MoU was signed in the august presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and L N Mittal, Chairman of the Mittal Group. Prafulla Mallik, Minister Steel & Mines and Works and Atanu Sabyasachi Naik, MLA, Mahakalpara were also present.
ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel is one of the largest steel makers of the world and combines the financial might of the LN Mittal Group including their international presence in the sector and the technological prowess and management strength of Nippon Steel, which is a Japanese company renowned in the world for its high-technology steel products.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stated, “Kendrapara was the Karmabhumi of Biju Babu and he loved the place and its people from the core of his heart. Kendrapara provides ideal prospects for an Integrated Steel Complex and the state Government will provide all the required support and facilitation for the setting up of this mega project. Odisha has successfully emerged and the most attractive investment destination in the country today because of its forward looking industrial policy, facilitation mechanism and robust infrastructure growth”.
Mittal mentioned that he is very happy to partner with Government of Odisha in setting up this integrated steel complex at Kendrapara, which is in addition to the other investments of AM/NS in Odisha including the 6MTPA pelletization plant in Paradeep which will be expanded to 12 MTPA and the beneficiation complex in Keonjhar and slurry pipeline which are already operational.
He further mentioned that he is amazed as the speed of work by the Government of Odisha, which in his opinion is the best he has experienced in his world-wide business experience. He reiterated that AM/NS is committed to partner with Government of Odisha in the industrial growth journey of the state.
The MoU was signed by the Hemant Sharma, Principal Secretary Industries and Dilip Oommen, Chief Executive Officer, AM/NS India. Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Principal Advisor to Chief Minister, Secretary to Chief Minister Transformation and Initiatives (5T) and other senior officials of the state Government were also present.