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Economic Growth Council heads for Israel on investment mission

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2017 | 1:48 PM
Lee Chin ... during the recent talks, he asked the Israeli Prime Minister to organise the owners of the top 50 companies in Israel to meet with him at a later date.

Head of the Economic Growth Council (EGC) Michael Lee Chin says the council is actively trying to woo investors from Israel.

Lee Chin told an education sector stakeholders meeting at Jamaica House today that the growth council is set to meet with top Israeli businessmen in less than two months as part of an investment drive.

He said the opportunity arose during a recent visit by Prime Minister Andrew Holness to Israel.

Lee Chin was with Holness during discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The growth council chairman said during the talks, he asked Netanyahu to organise the operators of the top 50 companies in Israel to meet with him at a later date.

Lee Chin says that is why he will be heading back there to meet with the businessmen.

 

Head of the Economic Growth Council, Michael Lee Chin

This morning, the EGC chairman discussed with senior technocrats and the leadership of tertiary institutions the role of the education and training sectors in achieving the national goal of five per cent gross domestic product growth in four years. 

Meanwhile, Lee Chin disclosed that at least 25 students from tertiary institutions could benefit from a three-week internship in Israel in their fields of study.

He said the Israeli Prime Minister made the offer during Prime Minister Holness’ visit.

Lee Chin said the growth council has had 112 stakeholder meetings in the past six months.