Meranews, Gandhinagar: To boost the industrial investment in the Vibrant state of Gujarat and put it on a fast track, the Government of India (GoI) and Japan government will be setting up an institute of manufacturing in Sanand. The Gujarat government plans to train around 30,000 Gujarati youth at the Institute over ten years, with skilled industrial training of global standards.  

In the historic meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Japan - Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe respectively, an agreement to set up the Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing will be signed between the two countries at the Mahatma Mandir on September 14.

Under the ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Skill India’ programmes of the GoI and economy, trade and industries ministry of the Japan government, an ‘Institute of Manufacturing’ will be set up in Sanand’s Phase-III region. The institute will be sprawled across 1750 acres of land near Khoraj in Sanand taluka.

The Indo-Japanese industrial township, which will be developed in the 1750 acres of land, will benefit Khoraj, Mandal, and Becharaji regions of Gujarat. Special focus will be paid to engineering, aerospace, defense, pharmaceuticals, electronics and automobiles.

The?e are around 15 companies who will be investing in the institute. These companies are expected to sign the MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) at the Mahatma Mandir.

“The institute will cater to the needs of industrial estate, transportation, electricity generation, telecommunications, human resources and housing construction. Japan shall emphasis on ‘Plug and Play’ factory, logistics and human resources in this facility. Japan’s Suzuki, Yamaha and Toyota companies have shown interest in this joint venture,” said a highly placed official from Gujarat government’s Industries and Mining department.

The Gujarat government also plans to set up new infrastructural facilities. These setups will receive investment promotion programme loan under the Japan International Co-operation Agency and Gujarat Investment Promotion Programme.

In the initial phase around 500 students have been selected from Ganapat University at Mehsana, to be trained under five trades.