A hoarding placed right next to the Visakhapatnam airport saying “MI welcomes you to Vizag” has sparked off speculation that Xiaomi looking to set up manufacturing plant in Andhra Pradesh, the sunrise state.

hugo_mi_xiaomiSource: Hugo Barra – Twitter

After landing in Vizag yesterday Xiaomi’s global VP Hugo Barra had posted a picture with the hoarding, leading to chatter that the Chinese investor will be the first among many others interested in the Make In India campaign, which has gained traction in the recent months.

Posting the picture, Barra said :

“GOOD MORNING VIZAG! This is what you see as you walk out of the Visakhapatnam airport arrival terminal this weekend. We’re about to take a huge step forward here in India! Can you take a guess?”

The guessing part was closed by CM Chandrababu Naidu with this tweet:


This morning Hugo Barra posted another picture of Make in India Campaign at Novotel Hotel, Visakhapatnam.


The government of Andhra Pradesh has also taken the campaign in full fervor, with close to around 267 new industries choosing the sunrise state for setting up shop. Xiaomi is one of the many other firms looking to grab a piece of the pie in Vizag. And soon there’s going to be a Xiaomi Manufacturing Plant in India.

Recently, Airbus had also agreed to set up a manufacturing plant in the state. This is not the only news from the sunrise state – Indigo airlines has also agreed to make Vizag it’s hub.

airbus andhra pradeshSource : Flickr

Vizag has positioned itself as an attractive investment destination, which has made many potential companies sit up and take notice. The government has also been very focused on characterizing Vizag as a futuristic city, especially with the Vizag metro, which is moving ahead at a fast pace.

The state has recently been in the news for laying the foundation stone for Vizag’s very own IIM, apart from receiving a positive response to set up the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences ( BITS ). The government has also taken many initiatives to make things easier for startups , the most prominent among which is the fact that Vizag now has Sunrise Startups, a collaboration with the Kochi based Startup  Village that has yielded an amazing space, apart from support in every respect from the government.

Birla with CM Chandrababu Naidu

Government of Andhra Pradesh is setting up Andhra Pradesh all well on the Global Map with the Best Brands making investments in Andhra Pradesh.

From everyone here at Southreport, we hope this is just the beginning and a positive indicator for the things to come.


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