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US firm signs deal with Haryana govt to create 2,000 jobs


New York: The Haryana government has signed a deal with a leading US firm to manufacture air conditioners at an eight-acre facility in Gurgaon that will generate about 2,000 jobs.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Connecticut-based firm United Technologies and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar yesterday.

Under the MoU which was signed at the company’s headquarters, the firm will expand its facilities in the city and set up an eight-acre unit to manufacture air conditioners, creating 2,000 jobs in the process.

The unit will be in addition to the existing facilities United Technologies already has in Gurgaon which is 35 km from New Delhi.

United Technologies provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to customers in the aerospace and building industries worldwide.

Khattar and his delegation held meetings with Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy and business leaders and CEOs. He extended an invitation to the Governor to visit India and Haryana that was accepted by Malloy.

The Chief Minister, during his visit will also travel to San Francisco where he is expected to hold discussions with senior executives of major IT companies like Google, Facebook, Oracle and IBM.

“All these companies have large country-level and regional presence in Haryana. We are looking at further opportunities of growth and will be signing a couple of MoUs with these companies in San Francisco also,” Principal Secretary to Khattar, Sanjeev Kaushal said.

Later talking to reporters at a press conference organised by the Consulate General of India, Khattar said the state government is focused on improving infrastructure and transport facilities to better serve its business community and citizens.

“Haryana has good infrastructure but it is our endeavour to improve it further in the coming years,” Khattar, said during his 10-day visit to the US and Canada.

Highlighting some of the infrastructure projects in the offing in the state, Khattar said a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility is being set up in Hisar.

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