Keeping in view the increased investment in the state by the Japanese companies, Gujarat government has decided to develop a township for the Japanese expats. This is expected to further promote flow of investment from Japan that has filled the state’s first country-specific industrial estate in less than two years. This will be the first country specific township in Gujarat. The proposed township is planned on 700 hectares (1,700 acre) land in Khoraj village, five km from the existing Sanand Industrial Estate. Khoraj is centrally located and just 25 km from Ahmedabad. It may be noted that the 120-hectare Japanese Industrial Park in Mandal, 90 km from Ahmedabad, has got saturated with 13 companies either under construction or already operating.
The Japanese government is working with the Gujarat government to develop the Japanese Industrial Township, which will have residential, commercial and industrial areas. While the state is constructing major roads, Japan will design the township. Eight Japanese companies have already expressed their interest in setting up their units at the township in Khoraj.
Also, in October a delegation from Gujarat will visit Japan. The purpose of the visit will be to invite Japanese delegations for “Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit” to be held on January 18-20, 2019. Like earlier years, this time too Japan will be the country partner.