As part of his seven-day trip to Japan and Singapore in the run-up to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit scheduled in January next year, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel visited the Micron Technology assembly and testing plant in Singapore on Saturday, the last day of the visit.
According to a statement issued by the state government, Patel and the Gujarat delegation he is leading – comprising Chief Secretary Raj Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary to CM Pankaj Joshi and Additional Chief Secretary (Industries) S J Haider, among others – were briefed on the semiconductor plant being set up at Sanand in Ahmedabad district by US-based Micron Technology Inc.
In September, Micron Technology had conducted a ground-breaking ceremony for its upcoming facility at Sanand GIDC-II. The semiconductor firm will be investing USD 825 million in Gujarat over a period of seven years for constructing the facility, which will come up in two phases.
About 50 per cent of the total cost of setting up this facility will be borne by the Union government, while 20 per cent of the cost will be given in form of various reliefs by the state government. The assembly, test, marking and packaging unit of the company is being set up on a 93-acre land in Sanand GIDC-II.
Meanwhile, Commissioner (Industries) Sandip Sagale told mediapersons in Gandhinagar on Saturday that Patel, who returned to Ahmedabad late Saturday, will address the pre-Vibrant Gujarat summit for exporters on December 5.