Former UK PM Tony Blair Meets Odisha CM

Former UK PM

Former UK PM Tony Blair met Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik today at Naveen Niwas. Both the leaders discussed on the economic development and growth of Odisha and the future perspectives.

It may be mentioned here that the Government of Odisha has inked an MoU with the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI) on 21st July 2023. As per this understanding, TBI will provide free policy support and assistance in developing a comprehensive economic strategy for Odisha.

The Chief Minister appreciated the preliminary suggestions of TBI, and expected this cooperation will help in securing a balanced industrial growth and resultant inclusive benefit to citizens. He thanked Mr Blair for the support. Mr Blair also praised the CM for the state’s success in different sectors. He appreciated the 5T initiative for bringing transformative changes in governance.

The TBI will deploy 4 resources for a period of 24 months. This project team will work under the direct guidance of TBI’s leadership and its network of global experts.

The team will work in close collaboration with team Odisha team.

Headquartered in London and founded in 2016, TBI is helmed by Former Prime Minister of UK, Sir Tony Blair. TBI works in over 45 countries. TBI’s domains of expertise include governance, foreign policy, investments, infrastructure and cities, climate and energy, and human capital.

In Odisha, the project team will undertake a range of activities such as current-state analysis, external benchmarking, roadmap design, capacity development, effective communication of core reforms to enhance adoption. Prioritization of emerging industries, development of a multimodal transport logistics will be the main agenda to supercharge growth.