Ford Motor heads for communist West Bengal

Ford Motors Co is heading towards West Bengal where it plans to invest up to Rs823 crore in three projects at Mayapur in the state that hold potential for creating 15,000 jobs and three-million tourist visitors.

The projects will be executed by Ford company ABF International which is headed by Alfred Brush Ford, descendent of US automobile pioneer and the Ford founder, Henry Ford.

At a presentation on the projects, ABF director John Robert Sims said "The projects would create 15,000 jobs directly and indirectly and we also expect three million tourists to visit annually."

The projects envisage setting up of a village industries park, a tourist hospitality complex and a Vedic Planetarium at Mayapur, home to the global headquarters of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).