Assam minister invites Bhutan to take part in Advantage Assam Summit

Assam power minister Pallab Lochan Das met Bhutan economic affairs minister Lyonpo Lekey Dorji on Wednesday and apprised him of the opportunities for cooperation with Assam and also invited him to Assam to the upcoming ‘Advantage Assam: Global Investors’ Summit’ to be held in February next year.

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During the 2-day tour to Bhutan, Das led a delegation to discuss on the possible areas where Bhutan and Assam can associate in the long run. The delegation also interacted with Tourism Council of Bhutan and Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Assam is all set to host its first edition of the Global Investors’ Summit in February, 2018 to showcase its business opportunities highlighting the geostrategic advantages to foreign and domestic investors. The mega event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is expected to see the attendance of business tycoons from across India and other parts of the world. The summit will showcase the manufacturing prowess and the opportunities offered by Assam in terms of export-oriented manufacturing and services to growing economies like BBIN and ASEAN and other South East Asian countries, and important neighbouring countries like Bhutan. Several ministerial delegations from Assam are visiting various important countries in this regard.

Assam has identified a number of focus sectors, including agriculture and food processing, organic cultivation and bamboo, handloom, textile and handicrafts, inland water transport, port-township and riverfront development and logistics.

Other focus areas of the Summit include information technology and information technology enabled services, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, plastics and petrochemicals, power, tourism, hospitality and wellness, petroleum and natural gas and civil aviation.

As a precursor to the main event, road shows are being organised at various domestic and international locations such as Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore to invite investors to the summit and have already generated very positive response from the investors.