CANCEL-Business Mission to Andhra Pradesh-Seafood Sourcing

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The Amaravati Partnership Office (APO), Enterprise Singapore (ESG), Agri (AVA) and Singapore Business Federation (SBF) will be convening a Business Mission to the state of Andhra Pradesh from 1 – 5 October 2018. The mission will focus on seafood sourcing, and will explore the importation of shrimp and aquaculture products into Singapore and the region.

 

Seafood

Andhra Pradesh is the leading seafood producing state in India. It has a very established aquaculture sector particularly with shrimps as its main produce mainly meant for the export markets such as USA (35%), SEA (35%) and EU (30%).

 

However, there is still huge untapped potential in Andhra Pradesh, and given its ability to meet the strict import requirements of USA and EU markets, the state can be a potential market for Singapore businesses.

 

Cold Chain

There are significant market gaps for cold chain infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh, a key obstacle in achieving greater export volumes for the state’s aqua/agriculture products. The Government of Andhra Pradesh is trying to address this problem by setting up a Cold Chain Corporation (CCC) as well as provide aggressive incentives in order to attract investments into the sector.

 

There are opportunities for Singapore companies in cold chain logistics to be the first-movers to address the market gaps and capture market share given the strong government support.

 

Mission Highlights

  • Meetings and site visits to major prawn and aquaculture farms, processing units, ports (Krishnapatnam or Visakhapatnam) and cold chain facilities etc

  • Meetings with key government officials such as: Commissioner of Fisheries Department and other relevant authority agencies

  • Briefings to better understand the business environment, opportunities and policies to improve the industry

 

The draft programme may be found at Annex A. Programme components are still being finalised but will be based on the above mission highlights and on the eventual delegation composition.

 

For costs and to register your interest, please contact Ms Eileen Lee (eileen.lee@sbf.org.sg / 6827 6874).

 

Through a G-to-G collaboration between Singapore and Andhra Pradesh, a Singapore Consortium is developing a Start-up development in the greenfield capital city of Amaravati in Vijayawada. This site will be the central business district. A Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between Singapore and Andhra Pradesh to boost collaboration in economic and institutional development. As such, an inter-agency APO has been set-up to support such collaborations, to work closely with Andhra Pradesh officials and support Singapore companies keen to work with Andhra Pradesh.

 

 

Key Facts on Andhra Pradesh

  • Under the leadership of Chief Minister Mr Chandrababu Naidu, transforming to be a leading global investment destination by 2050

     

  • Ranked no. 1 in Ease of Doing Business by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in association with the World Bank

     

  • 8th largest state in India by size, with 4% of India’s total population (approx. 50 million)

     

  • GSDP in 2016-17 was USD 108 billion, around USD 1,500 per capita

     

  • Abundant natural resources like minerals, oil and gas, marine and agro produces, and thriving industries such as food processing, pharmaceuticals, textile, biotechnology, aerospace and defence manufacturing

     

  • 2nd largest maritime state after Gujarat in terms of cargo handled by minor ports, and 3rd largest maritime state after Gujarat and Maharashtra in terms of overall cargo handled

     

  • One major port –Visakhapatnam (Vizag) and five minor ports – Krishnapatnam, Gangavaram, Kakinada Deep Water port, Kakinada Anchorage and Rawa.AP will have 14 ports by 2029 in its effort to be India’s “Gateway to the East”

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Annex A – Draft Programme

Day 0: Monday, 1 October 2018 (Singapore – Chennai)

2025hrs

Depart Singapore for Chennai on Singapore Airlines SQ 528

 

2200hrs

Arrive in Chennai

 

Day 1: Tuesday, 2 October 2018 (Chennai – Krishnapatnam)

0900hrs

Depart Chennai for Krishnapatnam by road

 

Day 2: Wednesday, 3 October 2018 (Krishnapatnam – Nellore – Vijayawada)

0900hrs

Depart Krishnapatnam for Nellore by road, en route to Vijayawada

 

Day 3: Thursday, 4 October 2018 (Vijayawada – West Godhavari)

0800hrs

Day-trip to West Godhavari by road

 

Day 4: Friday, 5 October 2018 (Vijayawada – Singapore)

1825hrs

Depart Vijayawada for Hyderabad on Hahn Air Systems H1 9369 (operated by SpiceJet)

 

1925hrs

Arrive in Hyderabad

 

2300hrs

Depart Hyderabad for Singapore via Singapore Airlines SQ 5473

 

0610hrs+1

Arrive in Singapore

 

- End of Visit -

 

 

 

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