GUWAHATI, March 6 - Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi attended the concluding function of Emerging North East 2018, an exhibition cum conference organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) jointly with the Ministries of DoNER and Tourism and Skill Development, at the North East Zone Cultural Centre, Shilpgram, here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said, �India is moving forward under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has enunciated Act East Policy which entails increased people-to-people, trade and other relations with ASEAN countries. Assam and Northeast are close to ASEAN nations and many of ASEAN capitals are within 2,000-km flying distance from Guwahati, which is comparable to the flying distance of Guwahati to many Indian cities. Therefore, Assam and other Northeastern states will have a greater role in the success of India�s Act East Policy,� he stated.
The Governor further said that taking inspiration from the Act East Policy, the State government has set up a separate Act East Policy Affairs Department and proposed to make Guwahati as India�s gateway to ASEAN.
Stating that Bangladesh and Bhutan have already set up their consulates in Guwahati, the Governor said that this development would help the city open itself up to more opportunities to herald an era of growth in the State.
The Governor complemented the efforts of ASSOCHAM in facilitating and creating an investment corridor to tap the business potential of the State.
Managing Director of NERAMAC Pankaj Kumar Prasad, advisor of ASSOCHAM Sidharth Gautam, Assistant Director of ASSOCHAM Chetan Vij and a host of other dignitaries were present in the concluding function.