President’s Message s
The US President Donald Trump administration introduced H-1B & L-1 visa reform act in the Senate will affect the prospects of Indian IT professionals. Also the Saudi Arabia has introduced Value Added Tax where about 3 million Indians live and work and remit $ 10.51 billion to India of the total $70 billion around the world. Now the cost of living will increase leaving fewer savings for Indians to send home.
The employment, business and trade opportunities in any country are not a permanent feature forever as a wheel of fortune change. The Indians should find ways and means to explore other opportunities through innovative ideas and out of box thinking to safeguard their professional and business future instead of depending on one foreign nation and also to change the mindset of searching for employment abroad and create suitable condition and possibilities of doing own business and other avenues of employment.
I salute the students’ fraternity for their spontaneous disciplined, peaceful Gandhian way of protest at Marina Beach which leads to success of enacting the law for conducting Jallikattu. This is the encouraging sign of youngsters are ready to take cause for the tradition, heritage, culture etc.,
The exploration of (Shell Gas) hydrocarbon from the Tamil Nadu Delta Region, particularly in Neduvasal - Pudukkotai which will spoil the agriculture and cause environmental issues disturbing the life of common man.
The Central government already announced the withdrawal of methane
project but by changing the name again doing the same thing will leads to loss
of confidence in the minds of the people and the trust worthiness of
government. So, the Central government should immediately withdraw the project
and announce legally to ensure peace and protect the nature.
The Central Government should plan and execute the exploration of hydrocarbon at deep sea level and shallow water of sea avoiding agricultural and fertile lands which affects the farmers’ life.
Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Elevated Expressway
I welcome the decision of Tamil Nadu Government to accept and execute the NHAI project of Chennai Port – Maduravoyal Elevated expressway corridor. The same should be executed on war foot basis which is a long pending issue. Also the second phase of the project from Maduravoyal to Sriperambadur Elevated Expressway project also to be planned and executed simultaneously to get full benefits from the Chennai-Bangalore Industrial Corridor project.
On behalf of the Tamil Chamber of Commerce, I convey my deepest condolences for the demise of Former Governor of Tamil Nadu Mr.Surjit Singh Barnala remembering about his active participation in the Tamil Chamber Exim Award function and also performing the role of governor with integrity and conscience during his tenure.
The Tamil Chamber of Commerce and Bharat Niti jointly organizing a meeting on Business & Investment Opportunities in Andaman & Nicobar Islands at Chennai on 10th March 2017.
I request the interested members to register and participate for exploring the opportunities of investment and business in Andaman.
Mr. Chozha Naachiar