Goa gets its own World Trade Centre

Aug 31, 2015

GOA, INDIA - It was an important day for Goa state as the Chief Minister Honourable Laxmikant Parsekar officially launched the World Trade Centre (WTC) Goa for promoting trade and investment in Goa, on August 29, 2015 at the Economic and Development Corporation building in Panaji. Parsekar emphasised on forging close ties between the Goa government and WTC Goa.

He emphasised that the inception of the WTC will benefit entrepreneurship, traders and the business community. Parsekar explained that the aim of their government has been to have policies that work for industrial growth through an investor friendly approach. He expressed confidence with WTC in Goa he believes “investors will boost the industrial sector.”

The CM expressed confidence in the vision of MVIRDC promoted WTC Goa in helping create jobs for youth in the state. “Goa has a large number of students graduating and who till now were forced to move out for better jobs. I am confident the WTC Goa will be an important tool to help materialise these sectors to give better prospects to our youth,” said Parsekar. 

The CM also expressed optimism for the success of Micro, Small scale and Medium scale industries to do well with the help of WTC Goa.

Earlier in the introductory remarks, Captain Somesh Batra, the Vice Chairman of WTC Goa promoted by MVIRDC. He said, “Now Goa is a member of the World Trade Centers Association New York which is an unparalleled network of 330 WTCs across 100 countries. It offers space, research, education services, seminars, conventions, shopping complex facilities, all efforts that give an impetus to grow trade,” said Captain Batra.

Mrs. Rupa Naik, Director Projects, WTC Goa elaborated on the plans of MVIRDC and emphasised that Goa's "progressive, investor-friendly, high-literacy attributes" helped build the ground for the WTC in the state.

She emphasised that Goa being well-connected through a port and airport would be useful for logistics and shipping. She stated that WTC Goa will promote entrepreneurship and exports through advisory services and guides new businesses to link with markets. “Through knowledge services it enhances educational and training programmes, skill development, seminars, workshops and marketing platforms to equip businesses with the latest trends adopted world over,” said Naik. She added that WTC Goa will be initiating the UNDP UN procurement programme to train businessmen in procurement.

In his vote of thanks, Mr, Y R Warerkar, the Executive Director WTC Goa said WTC Goa invites business associations, members of trade and industry, academia to join and support its activities to make Goa truly a preferred destination for trade and industry.

“For a WTC to be effective and enhance the region’s prosperity, it has to provide services such as office spaces, business centre, incubator, exhibition centre, educational institute, well-equipped conference and meeting room facilities. In short a World Trade Centre is a miniature commercial city,” said Warerkar.

PHOTO: Goa CM Laxmikant Parsekar lighting the lamp in centre. Sidharth Kunckolienkar Chairman EDC, Y. R. Warerkar, ED, Rupa Naik, Director (projects), to CM's rt, Captain Batra, VC WTC Goa, & Manguirish Pai Raikar

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