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Vice Prez inaugurates NE Business Summit in Guwahati

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday has inaugurated the two-day North East Business Summit being organised by the Department of North East Region, DoNER in collaboration with the Indian Chamber of Commerce, ICC, Kolkata. The main objective of the summit is to showcase the potential of the NE States and to promote private sector investments.

Organisers say the fourth summit of the kind will primarily focus on sectors such as tourism, food processing, power, infrastructure, information technology, handloom and cottage industries especially in the context of the Look East Policy on trade and investment linkages with ASEAN and SAARC countries.

A special session on "North East on Fast Track - Building International Partnership" with special reference to Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia and Philippines to discuss mutual cooperation will be the main attraction of the Summit. Governors and Chief Ministers of all north eastern states are attending the significant summit . Eight foreign Ambassadors and about 50 foreign delegates will attend the event. More than 200 private participants from North East region and near about 175 outside the North East region will also participate in the event.
The highlights of the summit include Chief Minister''s Conclave, International Session with Minister of Commerce of Cambodia, Ambassadors from Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Czech Republic, Arab League and Bhutan, Special Thai Investment Session, specific sessions on infrastructure, agro and food processing, tourism, IT and skill development, one-to-one discussions among prospective investors (both from Northeast and foreign), banks, government officials, and corporate representatives, State Government investment hubs and an exhibition-showcasing Northeast.

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Niraj Kumar's picture

I gone through the full length speech of Hon'ble Vice President. I am really surprised that no one is ready to admit the ground reality. Speaking good is totally different than doing good.The topic of insurgency/terrorism which is the main hurdle on the way economic development for North Eastern States, remain untouched. In my view two things are more important first control of insurgency for the peace of people and alluring investment and second thing is behavioural merger of North eastern States with rest of India
pobitra's picture

Its very unfortunate to note the comment of Mr Kumar... Investment will come if we can open the borders with ASEAN, Bangladesh and China...and also linking the mainland India with a faster and economical network of road, railways and airways. No body will like to fight... terrorism is a cottage industry for survival.. it is not a first choice...please see the attendance of army requirements camp in Northeast... This place has more educated, better fed people then others ..

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