IMPHAL | Nov 19
Chief minister N. Biren informed the State is ready to host the first ever North East Development Summit (NEDS) 2017, during a press conference held at Cabinet hall today.
Speaking to the media, Biren said that around 20 Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) is expected to be signed between various departments of government of Manipur and national and international companies/investors. The primary objective of organising such festival is to showcase the existing economic potential and to attract investors in terms of food processing industry, bamboo industry, fisheries, real estate etc., he added.
Stating that preparations for the Manipur Sangai Festival 2017 are almost completed, Biren seeks the support and co-operation to make the upcoming North East Development Summit a grand success. We should not create any inconvenience and troublesome to the tourists and visitors both from the country and abroad, he added.
Stating that altogether 175 delegates will be participating in the Summit, Biren stated the Summit will be attended by Union minister for Commerce and Industries, Suresh Prabhu, chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, director of India Foundation, Ram Madhav, vice-chairman NITI Ayaog Rajeev Kumar, ministers and officials from NE states, ambassadors, high commissioners and officials from various countries including Malaysia, China, Japan, Sweden, Taiwan etc.
Around 36 companies/firms from India are participating in addition to associations like FICCI, CII, NASSCOM, Border Trade Moreh, Myanmar India Business Chamber, India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce etc. Among others United Nations Resident Co-ordinator Yuri Afanasiev, high commissioner of Malaysia H.E Dato Hidayat Abdul Hamid will also attend the Summit.