Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday will leave for China on a 'goodwill tour' apart from studying infrastructure development especially in the field of irrigation, rural development and tourism.

Apart from Kumar, a high-power delegation comprising state Water Resources minister V K Choudhary, Tourism minister S K Pinto and Development Commissioner K C Sah would be on "a goodwill mission" as his tour has been finalised by the External Affairs Ministry.

While addressing media persons on Saturday, Kumar said, “China has developed itself immensely. I planned this study tour to identify the ways and techniques to bring infrastructural development in Bihar.”

Kumar also mentioned that during his seven-day visit to Sandong, Sanghai and Beijing, he would study the development techniques especially in irrigation, rural development and tourism.

Kumar’s China itinerary also includes inauguration of a seminar 'Budhhism: Mapping Asia's History and Culture' in Beijing on June 18 and attend a programme to be hosted in his honour by Indian-origin people in Shanghai. He would also visit Sandong and Great Wall of China.

The thrust of the tour will be to attract investments in priority sectors in the state and strengthen the ties with China.

The Bihar CM left for New Delhi on Saturday from where he would take off for China on Sunday.

JPN/Bureau