Guwahati: The visit of the Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki to Assam reflects how the Indo-Japan partnership can make a difference in India and more specifically towards the development of Assam, said Union Minister for External Affairs on Monday.
S Jaishankar along with Suzuki visited Assam to review Japanese funded government projects. Attending a press meet in the city, Jaishankar said, “India and Japan government is collaborating for enhancing skill development, business, and investment in robust manner.”
Good Infrastructure is required to attract investment in the state and the Union government is committed to strengthen development and connectivity in Assam and the entire North Eastern Zone, added the union minister.
The Union government took Act East Policy to a higher level to expand the connectivity with South East Asia and the result is seen with numerous connectivity projects, economic flows and strategic cooperation, he further added.
Mentioning that present government is focusing on strengthening connectivity, S Jaishankar said that the Trilateral highway project is on advance stage now and the government is also focusing on the development in aviation sector of the region.
He also said that Assam can play a critical role in power, transportation sector for the North East zone. The Minister asserted that Assam is a major player in producing refined petroleum products and government is working to facilitate the sale of the product to larger region.
Addressing the media the Ambassador of Japan to India, Satoshi Suzuki said that Japan and India is collaborating for the development of Northeast zone with special focus to Assam.
He further added that development of North East region is indispensable for India to become a 5 trillion economy. He said that Japan is supporting various connectivity projects in Assam.
In this regard a 20 Km river bridge will be constructed over Brahmaputra River which will connect Dhubri to Phulbari and this will be the longest river bridge of India.
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