GUWAHATI, March 6: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi attended the concluding function of ‘Emerging North East 2018’, an exhibition-cum-conference organized by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) jointly with the Ministries of DONER and Tourism and Skill Development at North East Zone Cultural Centre Shilpgram in the city on Tuesday afternoon.
Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said: “India is moving forward under the visiory leadership of Prime Minister Shri rendra Modi. He has enunciated Act East Policy which entails increased people to people, trade and other relations with countries of India’s east particularly ASEAN countries. Assam and Northeast are close to ASEAN tions. We have land borders with Myanmar. Many of ASEAN capitals are within 2,000 kilometres flying distance from Guwahati which is comparable to flying distance of Guwahati to many Indian cities.” Therefore, Assam and other Northeastern States will have a greater role in the success of India’s Act East Policy, Prof. Mukhi professed.
The Governor said that before 2020 all the region of the Northeast would be well connected with the railways which would lead to development of tourism. Talking to the participants of the conference the Governor also stressed to explore on shoe and rubber industry in the State.