JORHAT, Feb 26 � Participating in the valedictory function of the Assam International Trade and Industrial Fair at the Court Field here on Wednesday, former Assam Power and Industry Minister Pradyut Bordoloi said that the mega trade event connected the business communities of neighbouring countries like Myanmar, Thailand and others with their counterparts in the State and other parts of India. They exhibited and sold their industrial produce at the fair, which started on February 19.
As the Ambassadors of Afghanistan and Nepal and a minister of Myanmar discussed with the Chief Minister the investment opportunities available in Assam and their countries, the trade fair is expected to develop business relationships between the State and these countries.
Before the valedictory function, seminars on railway infrastructure were held on the premises, where NF Railway General Manager RS Virdi was also present. He said that as per the grand plans of the NF Railway, all the State capitals of the North-east region are expected to be connected by 2020. According to him, 34 major projects, valued at Rs 53,000 crore, are currently under way.
The most important ones, among the ongoing projects, are the rail line from North Lakhimpur to Murkongselek, the upcoming Bogibeel bridge over the Brahmaputra river near Dibrugarh, the new line from Jiribam to Imphal in Manipur and the conversion of meter gauge to broad gauge from Badarpur to Agartala.