New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his three-day visit to Gujarat from Thursday during which he will inaugurate a slew of projects, including the ninth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which is slated to be held in Gandhinagar from January 18 to 20.

Upon his arrival on January 17, PM Modi would first inaugurate the ‘Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Show’, an integral part of the biennial investor summit.

Later in the afternoon, he is scheduled to inaugurate a newly built 1,500-bed hospital in the premises of VS Hospital in Ahmedabad. In the evening, the Prime Minister would inaugurate a shopping festival on the Sabarmati Riverfront. He will be addressing gatherings at both these places.

On the morning of January 18, PM Modi will inaugurate the three-day summit, which will be attended by the heads of five countries and over 30,000 national and international delegates, including CEOs of major companies from India and abroad. Later in the afternoon, the Prime Minister will have one-to-one meetings with some of them.

Indian business tycoons who are expected to attend include Mukesh Ambani, Uday Kotak, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Gautam Adani, Adi Godrej and Pankaj Patel. CEOs and top executives of global companies like BASF, DP World, Suzuki, Vanguard and Maersk would also be present.

In the evening, the prime minister will take part in a ’round table interaction’ with the heads of global sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and institutional investors. This will be followed by a dinner with VVIP guests.

On January 19, Modi is scheduled to visit Hazira industrial area near Surat as well as Silvassa.

The PM “will visit Hazira in Surat on January 19 to mark the setting up of the Hazira Gun Factory”, a PIB release said Wednesday. From Hazira, he will go to Silvassa “to inaugurate as well as to lay foundation stone for various projects”, the release said.

(Inputs from PTI)