Bhubaneswar: Refuting the allegation made by certain senior executives of Posco-India, the State Government on Friday said it has no ‘negative attitude’ towards the South Korean steel major’s proposed 12 mtpa greenfield steel facility near Paradip.

In this context B K Patnaik, Chief Secretary, said, “We have extended all support to Posco-India’s project. The State has no negative attitude towards the project and its developer”.

It is noteworthy to mention that the State Government’s remark came a day after Posco-India’s Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) Yong-Won Yoon on Thursday expressed its regret over State’s ‘attitude’ towards the project at a seminar held at Paradip.

The Posco had earlier decided to conduct its seminar at Nuagaon, one of the villages in the proposed plant site area, but it had to shift the venue as police didn’t allow. Moreover Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and the Chief Secretary also had not attended the seminar.