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Union Minister S Jaishankar, Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki Take Stock of Guwahati Water Supply Project

The Water Supply Project is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency. The project is being set up along the banks of the Brahmaputra.

Union Minister S Jaishankar, Japanese Ambassador Satoshi Suzuki Take Stock of Guwahati Water Supply Project

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Feb 2021 7:45 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Ahead of the upcoming Assam Assembly Polls, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and the Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki, on Monday visited the Japan International Cooperation Agency funded Guwahati water supply project site along the Brahmaputra.

Union minister Jaishankar reviewed the progress of the project along with the Japanese Ambassador of Japan.

The External Affairs Minister and Ambassador of Japan to India arrived in Guwahati on Sunday evening for reviewing Indo-Japanese projects being implemented in Assam. They were received at the Lokopriyo Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport by Assam State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary.

Union Minister Jaishankar took to Twitter to talk about their visit to the project site. He tweeted on Monday: "A foreign policy that makes a difference to the lives of people."

Minister Jaishankar also shared pictures from the site visit saying: "At the JICA-funded Guwahati water supply project site along the Brahmaputra. Reviewing its progress along with the Japanese Ambassador."

Satoshi Suzuki too took to Twitter to announce his visit. Tweeting their visit to the water supply project site, Ambassador Suzuki said Japan is happy to support the important project and hoped that all homes in Guwahati would soon have access to clean water.

"Visited #Guwahati Water Supply project site with @DrSJaishankar. Japan is pleased to support this important project. Clean water will soon flow to the homes in Guwahati," Suzuki tweeted.

The Union Minister and Ambassador's visit began with a visit to the Kamakhya Temple. They were accompanied by Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

"Began the day with the blessing of Maa Kamakhya at Nilachal hills, Guwahati," Jaishankar tweeted.

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also shared pictures from the Kamkhya Temple visit on Twitter. He said, "What a blissful start to morning! Today, accompanied Hon EAM Sri @DrSJaishankar on his visit to Kamakhya Temple. May Ma bless everyone with good health and joy May Ma bless everyone with good health and joy."

The 13th Japanese industrial town of India is being set up in Nagarbera. The Japan External Trade Organisation is heading the project.


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