Odisha CM visits the Nippon plant in Japan

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is on a tour to Japan, visited the Kimitsu Steel Works of Nippon Steel Corporation and discussed the use of green technology for the company’s proposed facilities in the state.

The plant in the East Asian country was established on land reclaimed from the sea and used environmentally sustainable green technologies, Patnaik was informed by the company, according to an official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office.

Kimitsu facility produces diversified specialised steel products for various industries like automobiles.

“Patnaik appreciates the plant and discussed the use of similar green technologies for the plants coming up in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts (of Odisha),” the CMO release said.

The proposed plants will also focus on specialised steel products which will enable downstream industries in Odisha, it said.

The state delegation’s visit to the Kimitsu Steel Works provided an opportunity for officials to learn about the latest technologies and processes used by the company in the production of the metal, the statement said.

After the visit to the steel plant, the chief minister expressed his admiration for the state-of-the-art facility and the commitment of Nippon Steel Corporation towards excellence in metal production.

The chief minister also assured Nippon Steel officials of the state government support for the proposed steel plants in Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts.

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