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Rs 34,44,353 for CM’s trip

The state exchequer bore a Rs 34,44,353 expenditure in the name of chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s foreign visit since 2001. Parliamentary affairs minister Nilomoni Sen Deka informed that House on Monday that since his first stint as chief minister, Gogoi made 18 foreign trips.

According to Deka, during the CM's visit to the US, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The Earth Institute, Columbia University and Assam State Disaster Management Authority. Deka said Gogoi’s first foreign visit was to Indonesia and Singapur.

He has travelled to Canada, UK, Italy, Sri Lanka, US, China, Switzerland, France, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Spain, Belgium, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and Thailand. A few other foreign visits was on personal count.

 

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