Lulu Group to open 6 shopping malls, 1 five-star hotel in UP
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with hypermarket and retail giant Lulu Group to set up six shopping malls and one hotel in the state.
Dubai: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with hypermarket and retail giant Lulu Group to set up six shopping malls and one hotel in the state.
Uttar Pradesh MSME minister Rakesh Sachan signed an agreement with the Lulu Group in Dubai to set up shopping malls and hotel.
As per the MoU, Lulu will set up shopping malls and hypermarkets in Noida, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Kanpur, and Prayagraj with a total investment of Rs 4,500 crore.
The shopping mall project in Sector 108, Noida will also have a five-star hotel.
The new investment by Lulu in Uttar Pradesh is expected to provide employment to more than 20,000 people after its completion.
The MoU was signed in the presence of Narendra Bhushan, Principal Secretary PWD, and Ashraf Ali M.A. – Executive Director of Lulu Group in the presence of Rakesh Sanchan during the UP Investment Roadshow.
With the launch of Lucknow Lulu Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in North India, Lulu Group is rapidly expanding its India operations in the retail and food processing sector.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had inaugurated the mega shopping mall.
Sachan along with a team of officials are meeting investors in Dubai to attract and invite them for the Global Investment Summit to be held on February 10-12.
Talking to IANS, Sachan said that the target of the Uttar Pradesh government is to make the state’s economy reach $245 billion by 2027.
“With a population of 240 million, our target is that Uttar Pradesh’s share in the country’s $5 trillion economy should be around 20 per cent. For that, the Yogi government of the state has made many changes under the ease of doing business policy. In 2019, in the ease of doing the business rating, Uttar Pradesh jumped 12 places and secured the second position,” the Minister said.
The Uttar Pradesh government is encouraging investors from Dubai to invest in hospitality, infrastructure, food processing, agro and food security, and real estate sectors.
The target of the government is to bring an investment of $13 billion in the state during the Global Investment Summit.
Apart from Lulu Group, Alana Group, VPS Health Care and many other big names have shown interest in investing in the state.
Narendra Bhushan, Principal Secretary of PWD, said Uttar Pradesh is the only state from where 38 per cent of the country’s total expressways pass by.
K.V. Raju – Economic Advisor to the Chief Minister, said that the Uttar Pradesh government has formed eight delegations comprising 14 ministers and nearly 35 officers, who are visiting 17 countries in a span of about 15 days to invite investors for the upcoming Global Investors Summit, in the state in February.
They are meeting investors in Canada, South Korea, Sydney, Brazil, Brussels, Australia, UK, Germany, and Mexico.
The government has also announced 100 new townships to attract investors.