UAE-based industry groups are planning to invest in food and logistics sector in Punjab. As one of the partner countries for Progressive Punjab Investors Summit (PPIS) 2019, the UAE is looking at increasing its stake in the state’s development and growth by strengthening their existing strategic ties.
Lulu Group is in talks to finalise agreements to support long-term procurement of fresh fruits and vegetables from the State. DP World is exploring entry into the logistics sector in Pathankot. The UAE's Emaar Group is looking to enter the food sector -sourcing fresh fruits and vegetables from Punjab, besides looking at setting up a poultry unit in the state.
This was all disclosed in a statement by Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary, Investment Promotion and Addl CS, Industries & Commerce, Govt. of Punjab. The Group, a Dubai-based real estate company, has already come up with their 1st Integrated Township in Punjab, and have property spread across 250 ha in Mohali.
A UAE government delegation led by the UAE Ambassador to India will be taking part in the keynote and panel discussions at the summit. They will be accompanied by industry delegation from UAE to explore areas for collaboration, and will include CXO level executives from Sharaf Group and Lulu Group.
Lulu Group already has a strong presence in Punjab. They have recently acquired a unit in Derabassi in Mohali district of Punjab for starting a Meat Processing Plant outside of UAE. They have also entered into contract manufacturing of biscuits with Ludhiana-based Mrs Bectors through their brand Cremica.