New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, accompanied by a high-level delegation of officials and businessmen, left for a visit to Japan and China on Sunday evening to attract investment for the state. Khattar said the tour to both countries would target an investment of Rs.1 lakh crore in different sectors which would lead to generation of employment opportunities for about four lakh youth.
"The visit to Japan and China is aimed at projecting Haryana as a preferred investment destination. During the visit, we will meet diplomats, Indians settled in those countries, investors and businessmen and invite them to invest in Haryana," Khattar said before leaving. A number of Japanese and Korean companies have invested in Haryana in the past few decades, especially in the Gurgaon-Manesar belt. Gurgaon city is the base for several international multi-national corporations also. Khattar will return on January 23, as a day later, on January 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande are scheduled to visit state capital Chandigarh.