Chennai, Apr 6 (PTI) Confederation of Indian Industry would push for setting up industrial corridors and development of tier II cities in Southern region, a top official said.

“CII will work with the respective State governments for development of industrial corridors, tier II cities”, R Dinesh who recently assumed office as Chairman, CII Southern Region, said here today.

The trade body would work with other relevant stake holders concerned in creating a robust and conducive industrial ecosystem in South India, he said in a statement.

Elaborating, Dinesh said, CII Southern Region under the theme ‘Vibrant South-Competitive, Inclusive and Responsible’ would focus on job creation, skill development and training, women parity and corporate social responsibility.

CII would focus on policy regime transitions, sector specific policies, IT penetration, technology and intellectual property, he said.

Outlining some of the new initiatives to be taken up during the current financial year, Dinesh said, artificial intelligence and internet of things programme for micro, small and medium enterprises, city connect initiatives, urban mobility solutions among others.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.