'Invest Assam' Agency to follow up on MoUs signed at Advantage Assam

PM Modi inaugurates Advantage Assam Summit in Guwahati

PM Modi inaugurates Advantage Assam Summit in Guwahati

Modi also said that for a new India, a balanced development of northeast is of paramount importance and emphasized that apart from development of transportation the entire region would be connected with National Gas Grid.

The two-day summit is being held over February 3- 4, 2018, in Guwahati.

The Tata Trusts will invest Rs2,000 crore to implement a cancer care programme jointly with the Assam government in 17 centres across 15 districts of the state from next year, the project will see an investment of around Rs2,000 crore.

Asserting that Guwahati could be the gateway to ASEAN countries, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said he is in advanced talks with the civil aviation ministry to start flight services to all ASEAN countries.

A total of 200 MoUs were signed in the two day event, worth more than Rs. 1 Lakh Crore. "Our relationship with India begins with Assam, with which we share more than just a boundary", Mr. Tobgay added.

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The Summit also saw "country sessions" on four countries - Japan, Czech Republic, Bangladesh and Cambodia.

The Summit will be witnessing primary focus on sectors such as Agriculture and Food processing, Handloom, Textile and Handicraft, Tourism, Hospitality and Wellness, Plastics and Petrochemicals, Power, Pharmaceutical and Medical devices, Heavy Industries, Inland Water Transport, Port Township and River Front Development and IT & ITeS. "Northeast Indians were the most at disadvantage because of this", Prime Minister Modi said, adding, "It is only our government that removed bamboo from the category of trees and brought benefit to the tribal population".

"Our vision is development of the eastern part of India, as the country's fast pace of development will only be effective when the people living in the northeast develop", he said.

The Summit reiterates the demographical superiority of Assam as India's Expressway to ASEAN.

The "Advantage Assam: Global Investors Summit 2018", inaugurated by the PM, aims at highlighting Assam's geostrategic advantages and core competencies in different sectors along with the policy initiatives taken by the state government. Stating that the union government is very keen to transform Assam and the NE as the Electronic Hub of the country, he said that the central government would extend all support in setting up of mobile manufacturing unit in the Electronic Cluster, which is to be operational under the Tech City, the foundation stone of which was laid on Sunday as an outcome of the summit.

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