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Belgian Embassy bats for 'experience tourism' in Aruchal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent
Itagar, March 23: To discuss the prospects of investment opportunities in Aruchal Pradesh, the state government represented by fince commissioner Ashish Kundra and industries commissioner Tahang Taggu on Wednesday met Belgian Embassy representatives Guillarime Choquet (Economic Affairs) and Alexis Bossurt (Trade Counselor for Flanders Investment and Trade) at the state capital here.
Kundra during the meeting gave a presentation concentrating on the huge potential of the state in sectors like tourism, agriculture, horticulture, hydropower etc and while stressing on the investment potential in state he said, “The state government was willing to bring in more investors by providing them incentives like capital subsidy, tailor made policies etc.” In the hydropower sector, Kundra explained that the main difficulty is lack of fincial closure of executing companies, which could be an advantage for foreign investors in this sector, an official release informed here today.
Taggu in his presentation informed that the government has requisite land in foothills of the state which it can lease out to the companies interested in investing. “This will ease the process of setting up of industries in the state for potential investors,” he opined.
The officials from Belgium who were left awe-struck after seeing the beautiful pictures of Aruchal shown to them recommended that the state should take cue from Costa Rica, which has not only created a niche for itself in the tourism sector but whose maximum revenue is also derived from the tourism industry. They also advised on focusing on ‘experience tourism’, which is slowly gaining market around the world. The meeting among other was also attended by industries director Taru Talo and APEDA director Marki Loya, the release added.

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