Bhubaneswar:6/7/19: Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide infrastructure support for establishment of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in the capital city.
The MP recently met Union Minister Piyush Goyal for opening up the academic institute focused on issues of foreign trade, export, import and trade law in Bhubaneswar.
“The presence of an Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in Bhubaneswar is bound to give fillip to export initiatives from the state and is also likely to open up additional employment opportunities for young students from Odisha,” the MP wrote in the letter addressed to the Odisha CM.
“There are many state governments who have offered land free of cost and infrastructure support grant for ensuring the establishment of a premier academic institute like Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in their respective states,” she said.
“I would request you to kindly issue appropriate instructions for identification of around five acres land in Bhubaneswar and infrastructure support of Rs 5 crores for expediting the whole process,” she added.