South Korean, envoy, meets, Narendra Modi Ahmedabad: South Korean Ambassador Kim Joong Keun on Thursday met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and expressed his country's interest in collaborating with the state in infrastructure and other areas.
Showing interest in sectors like auto, shipping, electronics and knowledge industries, Keun urged the Chief Minister to establish trade relations between Kyunggi province of South Korea and Gujarat, official sources said.
Modi appraised the visiting envoy of how Gujarat was developing as a car manufacturing hub, with Tata, Ford, PSA Peugeot Citroen and Maruti having decided to set up plants.
Gujarat's doors were open to Korean auto major Hyundai, Modi told Keun, sources said.
The Chief Minister also invited Korean ship-building companies to set up units in Gujarat, assuring land off the sea coast.
Modi told the Ambassador that his government was keen to develop ship-building industries along the 1,600 km-long state coastline and also construct the world's largest man-made fresh water reservoir, sources added.
Modi also invited Korean companies to set up facilities in electronic zone in Gandhinagar and in Dholera SIR.