The Indian Government has agreed to invest a total of Rs51.52 crore in building an Apparel International Mart (AIM) in Gurgaon. The centre, which should be open by the end of 2003, will provide a platform for exporters to showcase their products to international buyers. Speaking at the 22nd Annual General Meeting of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), chairman Mr Raju Goenka said that: "An amount of Rs15 crore has already been released to the Council by the Government, as the first instalment."