GUWAHATI, Nov 28 � The two-day �North East Connectivity Summit� organised by FICCI concluded at Hotel Radisson Blu in the city this evening. The meet deliberated on a framework for connectivity with emerging economies in the South Asian region for regional growth.
The two-day session saw discussions and presentations on regional connectivity issues and challenges and the way forward.
Union Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who attended the second day�s session called for creation of a skilled workforce to take up the challenge of building connectivity infrastructure. Discussions and presentations on air and railway connectivity with participation by Airports Authority of India, prospective airlines companies, state-owned logistic consultants RITES and NF Railways were another highlight of the day.
Ramadorai, Chairman of NDSA and NSDC, delved on its mandate and connectivity issues. Ranjit Barthakur, in his capacity as Investment Advisor for Assam, had earlier initiated a study of inland waterway in the Brahmaputra river basin to develop world class waterways on the Brahmaputra.
The summit observed that there was a huge potential of trade with China, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Lack of connectivity through Bangladesh has made connectivity between most parts of the region and mainland India rather difficult and circuitous, it added.