Past BioAsia events garner $3bn investments: KTR
Reiterates the target to make lifesciences ecosystem in and around Hyderabad to $100 bn by 2028 from $50 bn in 2021
Hyderabad: More than $3 billion worth of investments and trade took place during the past 19 editions of BioAsia, a flagship annual lifesciences convention, and the 20th edition is set to be held from February 24 to 26, Telangana Industries Minister K T Rama Rao said here on Tuesday.
Speaking to media on various steps being taken by the State government to promote the lifesciences sector, Rama Rao said Telangana has a target of making the industry worth $100 billion from $50 billion in 2021. The State will also double the existing number of 4 lakh jobs in this industry and create 8 lakh job opportunities over the next five years.
"Trade and investment to an extent of $3 billion have been announced during the past 19 editions and over 250 letters of intents, bilateral cooperation agreements and MoUs have been signed," he said.
According to him, BioAsia hosted delegates from over 100 countries during the event in Hyderabad which helped in showcasing the ecosystem and policies to the global leaders, while over 20,000 partnering meetings have also been held.
On the 20th edition of BioAsia, the minister unveiled the theme of the event, 'Advancing for ONE - Shaping the next generation of humanized healthcare'. He said the latest edition is expected to see about 50 countries participating with United Kingdom as the partner country and Flanders, the international partner region.