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G-20 Business submit: Dr. Ranjan highlights PM’s vision for development of NE region

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Apr 5:

Union Minister of state for External Affairs and Education DR. Rajkumar Ranjan today said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s development initiative for North East Region, showcased the importance being attached to the development of the North East Region by the Government.
The Union Mos was speaking to the G20 Business Summit held today at Kohima’s State Banquet Hall in Nagaland today.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, J. Alam, Chief Secretary Government of Nagaland, Rupa Dutta, Principal Economic Adviser, DPIIT, Mhathung Yanthan, Adviser Agriculture, Nagaland, Pradeep Bagla, CH North East Council and around 110 delegates, of which about 100 from 28 G20 countries and the remaining from international organizations attended in the historic summit.
Stating that Naga hospitality is legendary, Dr. Ranjan, while welcoming the delegates appealed not to miss the glimpse of Nagaland during there stay in Nagaland.
“I am sure, Kohima, will be etched in your memory for a long time to come. Nagaland is uniquely beautiful”, Dr. Ranjan said.
The Union MoS further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s envisioned that India’s G-20 Presidency should be celebrated in every corner of the country so that the country’s glory, should be showcased to the world.
The Ranjan also said that Presidency of the G20 is a moment of pride for all Indian as it gives the opportunity to pro-actively contribute to shaping the agenda and the outcome. Dr. Ranjan further said that India’s Presidency comes at a critical juncture in international relations, as we emerge from the pandemic, just to highlight one.
This pandemic has forced us to re-look at the existing global supply chains, work towards securing our supply chains from unforeseen shocks, through diversification and re-shoring.
Dr. Ranjan said that the number of airports in the region has jumped from 9 to 16. The numbers of flights connecting the region have increased from about 900, before 2014, to around 1900 today.
He added many North Eastern states have come to Indian Railway map, for the first time. Efforts are being made to expand the waterways also. The length of highways in the region has increased by 50% since 2014.
“Northeast is India’s gateway to Southeast Asia. We will have seamless land connectivity with the heart of ASEAN, and beyond, once the India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway is complete. We are continuously working for seamless land and rail connectivity with Bangladesh”, RK Ranjan said
He said that the North East today can be seen as the center of a potentially dynamic region of the world, surrounded by the ASEAN, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and of course mainland India. And the business community should consider this factor while exploring opportunities in the North East Region, Dr. Ranjan said.

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