Sonowal attends e-symposium of IIM Shillong
GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today attended the e-symposium on Logistics Management in the Emergent North East India organized by IIM, Shillong from Assam Administrative Staff College in the city and delivered the valedictory address.
Highlighting various initiatives of Assam Government for augmenting the logistics management in the state for achieving faster growth in the industrial sector, Chief Minister Sonowal said that launching of Export and Logistics Policy of Assembly the State government would strengthen the logistics infrastructure of the state like inland container depots, border trade centres, common facility centres, integrated cold chains, logistic parks, river ports and material handling facilities etc. He also underlined steps like provision of capital investment subsidy up to 30% subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10 crore for creation of logistics infrastructures.
Saying that North East region has huge potential for growth and development if infrastructures including logistics were adequately developed to integrate with global and regional value chains, Sonowal cited the approval for setting up Multimodal Logistics Parks at Jogighopa by the State government with a project cost of three thousand crore rupees and covering an area of 200 acres as a major step to develop logistical infrastructure. Development of an International Industrial Park to provide world class plug and play facilities for quick setting up industries in the state along with existence of Food Park, Plastic Park, Bamboo Technology Park etc were highlighted by the Chief Minister during his speech.
Sonowal also referred to the thrust provided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central Government to North East through Act East Policy and he expressed happiness for the State's farmers who were exporting fruits and vegetables to international markets from Guwahati apart from the opportunities provided to state's entrepreneurs to tap the huge markets of South East Asia and BBN countries. "Inspired by Prime Minister's vision, we are working hard to make Assam the industrial hub, from which we can service not only the region, but altogether 80 crores population residing in NE, Bangladesh and the ten ASEAN countries" he said. This was stated in a press release.