Chinese smartphone firm Oppo is looking to invest Rs 1,000 crore to setup a manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh, which is likely to create 25,000 jobs in the state. “An Oppo delegation, led by its Vice-President (mobile) Eric, held a meeting with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in Guiyang on the fourth day of his trip to China and showed interest in setting up a unit in the state with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore,” a CMO statement said here. Also Read - Oppo Reno 6Z powered by Dimensity 800U launched: Price, specificationsAlso Read - Oppo A16 launched with a big 5000mAh battery, price set around Rs 10,000
The chief minister told the company to present a detailed proposal, it added. Oppo, which entered India in 2014 and has a manufacturing plant at Noida, said the facility would create employment for 25,000 people. The statement added that Naidu also appraised the delegation about the growing demand for hardware and various initiatives launched by his government in IT sector.
The minister and members of the state delegation held a breakfast meeting with Zong Wen, Mayor of Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, and Guizhou’s Vice-Governor Qin Ru Pei. Vice-Governor Qin Ru Pei explained about the governance structure in Guizhou while Naidu enquired about the green initiatives in the province. Both Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh and Guizhou produce a special red chilli on which Naidu suggested that both sides could collaborate to boost production.
The mayor conducted a city tour for the visiting delegation that included a visit to Foxconn manufacturing facility and the biggest data centers run by China Unicorn. Naidu and delegation members visited local universities, besides the GICC Industrial Park and medical data center, it added.