Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu Wednesday exhorted the industries to come forward and explore the diverse opportunities offered by the state and the North East region.
Inaugurating the fifth North East Connectivity Summit at Tawang, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Khandu said the state government is willing to extend full support to investors who are interested in investing in the state, an official communiqué informed. Citing connectivity as the biggest challenge for the state, Khandu said the state has suffered historically primarily in absence of robust road connectivity with road density of 25 km per 100 square km area as against an all India average of 142 km per 100 sq km area.
“Fortunately, the strong support provided by the Centre in the last four years is now bringing about a visible transformation,” the chief minister said and informed that the state government has prepared a roadmap for connectivity strategy by 2022 which would ensure reliable connectivity to all administrative and commercial centres.
He said railways has also found a footprint in the state and is going to give huge fillip to the movement of passengers and cargo as well as tourists to the state.
Informing on air connectivity, Khandu said under the UDAN Scheme, Pasighat is now an integral part of the Indian aviation map apart from six helicopter services to Aalo, Itanagar, Tuting, Walong, Yingkiong, and Ziro.
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