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Assam, India’s expressway to ASEAN, lays red carpet for business leaders

The two day Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018 is all set to kickstart in Guwahati with the presence of over 2,000 domestic and international industry leaders and representatives.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the summit on Saturday as several Union ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Smriti Irani, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jitendra Singh, Kiren Rijiju among others are expected to take part in the proceedings.

An official statement said that industry leaders like Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani, Dilip Shanghvi, Anand Burman, Subhash Chandra, Amar Abrol, Rashesh Shah, Sushil Goenka, Sanjiv Puri, Harshavardhan Neotia, Naresh Trehan, Subhash Ghai, Balakrishan Goenka have confirmed to be a part of the summit deliberations.

The Assam government has been championing for long, the need of a rapid industrialisation in the state. “The government understands the criticality of providing ease of doing businesses in order to gain attention from national and international investors. It aims to create a platform for providing best support towards the prospective and existing business community in the state and drives forward the state’s vision of prosperity for all – by employing technology, innovation, inclusivity and sustainability as key factors for development,” the official statement added.

The maiden Global Investors Summit, 2018 aims to project Assam as India’s expressway to the South-East Asian nations. Advantage Assam will be the largest ever investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the Assam government. Besides, the summit will showcase the opportunities offered by the state in terms of export-oriented manufacturing and services to ASEAN and BBN countries. The objective of the summit is to position Assam as India’s Expressway to ASEAN.


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