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NE needs more export facilitation centres: Das

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SHILLONG, June 2 - North Eastern Council (NEC) member, CK Das today stated that there is a need to have export facilitation centres at the district levels in the north-eastern states.

Presiding over a summit, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the EXIM Bank here, Das said the export facilitation centres at the District levels should function as �growth engines� providing all necessary information to the exporters.

�The need of the hour is to develop low volume, high value products and study the requirements of the neighbouring countries to be successful in engaging in sustainable exports�, said Das.

The summit was organised as part of the 4th Act East Business Show here which was also attended by Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Kazi Muntashir Mursheed, Economic and Commercial Counsellor from China, Li Baijun and Anurag Bhushan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.

Meanwhile, ICC Regional Director, Ishantor Sobhapandit, said that India�s economic growth could benefit immensely from developing the North-east and exploring the geographical advantages of the region.

He, however, pointed out that there is much ground to be covered in the region to realise its potential.

�By no means this region can be termed as hotspot for export as the region contributes a negligible $0.01 billion of the all India exports�, he said.

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NE needs more export facilitation centres: Das

SHILLONG, June 2 - North Eastern Council (NEC) member, CK Das today stated that there is a need to have export facilitation centres at the district levels in the north-eastern states.

Presiding over a summit, organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the EXIM Bank here, Das said the export facilitation centres at the District levels should function as �growth engines� providing all necessary information to the exporters.

�The need of the hour is to develop low volume, high value products and study the requirements of the neighbouring countries to be successful in engaging in sustainable exports�, said Das.

The summit was organised as part of the 4th Act East Business Show here which was also attended by Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Kazi Muntashir Mursheed, Economic and Commercial Counsellor from China, Li Baijun and Anurag Bhushan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs.

Meanwhile, ICC Regional Director, Ishantor Sobhapandit, said that India�s economic growth could benefit immensely from developing the North-east and exploring the geographical advantages of the region.

He, however, pointed out that there is much ground to be covered in the region to realise its potential.

�By no means this region can be termed as hotspot for export as the region contributes a negligible $0.01 billion of the all India exports�, he said.