Andhra joins the WEF Global Network of Advanced Manufacturing Centers

Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh has joined the Global Advanced Manufacturing Hubs Network (AMHUB) of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The state government and WEF exchanged the platform partnership on “Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Value Chains”.

An agreement to this effect was signed on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the WEF which began on Sunday in Davos. Officials from both sides signed the agreement in the presence of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.

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AMHUBs engages regional production ecosystems, including public and private sector stakeholders, academia and civil society to support the development and scale-up of local efforts to prepare the industry for the future of manufacturing and production. It showcases and amplifies regional successes globally through the WEF platform to shape the future of advanced manufacturing and value chains

The project disseminates and distills global lessons learned from WEF efforts to regional hubs so they can learn from a global pool of experiences and identify tangible areas for action

The Chief Minister spoke with Pedro Gomez, Head of Shaping the Future of Mobility, and D. Maya Ben Dror, Sustainable Automotive and Mobility, WEF. They gave a briefing on Shaping the Future of Mobility and the “Moving India” initiative of which Andhra Pradesh is the first selected state.

Jagan Mohan Reddy stressed the need to modernize the manufacturing sector to make the state a green energy-driven manufacturing hub, and advocated for key infrastructure and port-led industrialization, while government policies The education and health care pursued by the government and the state was seen as a potential area for investment.

The Chief Minister discussed the evolution of green mobility and the challenges associated with battery disposal to ensure the transition to green mobility is net zero. He discussed ideas where renewable energy sources could be integrated into electric mobility charging infrastructure and also to generate green hydrogen to make the transition greener and enable sustainable manufacturing.

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