Thursday, August 30, 2007

CII sets up office in Belgaum

Source The Hindu Business line

Bangalore, Aug.28. The Confederation of Indian Industry (Karnataka) has set up an office Belgaum with the objective of taking initiatives to spread industrialisation in the area a surrounding districts.

The Belgaum-Zone office will be aiming to highlight the potential of Belgaum as an industrial centre. The district has several large industries; important among them is the Indal Aluminium Factory.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the northwest part of Karnataka, Belgaum district borders two states, Maharashtra and Goa and the city of Belgaum is accessible via air from Bombay and Bangalore. This is the second office of CII outside Bangalore after Mysore.

The Belgaum Zone will focus on working with Government and local authorities and industry to create additional infrastructure with a view to enhance efficiency, competitiveness, raise export capabilities and make the industry environment-friendly.

There is a potential for improving the quality of the product, making it cost-effective and enhancing the competitiveness of industry here, said Mr N. Reguraj, Chairman of CII, Karnataka.

Some of the areas of focus could be to promote Green Environment through Pollution Control, provide required simulation software for foundries, create training and development facilities for human resource development, establish R&D laboratories and undertake any other activity incidental to the improvement of quality and make products internationally competitive.

During the coming months, CII plans to hold session on TPM, ISO 9000, HR, Taxation and road shows.

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