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Nihoshe attends IBCCI meet in Bangladesh

(L) Former union minister incharge of DoNER and Rajya Sabha member, Mani Shankar Aiyar and (R) Nagaland parliamentary secretary, industry and commerce, Dr. K.C. Nihoshe Yepthomi attend the IBCCI meeting in Bangladesh.
Published on 17 Jul. 2010 12:12 AM IST
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An Indian business delegation led by former union minister incharge of DoNER and member Rajya Sabha, Mani Shankar Aiyar visited Bangladesh from July 10-14 2010 and attended India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) meet with the purpose of creating better avenues of trade and commerce between Bangladesh and North East region of India.
The 36-member delegation comprised of Nagaland parliamentary secretary, industry and commerce, Dr. K.C. Nihoshe Yepthomi, president, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce Kasheto Yeptho and president, Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce Bendang Longkumer.
As part of the visit, the delegation met Bangladeshi commerce minister M.D. Faruk Khan and discussed about the Indo-Bangladesh trading and commerce activities and better relation between the two countries with special reference Northeastern states of India.
During the discussion, Dr. Nihoshe highlighted the potentialities of North East region of India about agriculture and horticulture products and rich mineral deposit of marble stone, coal and limestone. He also commented that there was larger potentiality for agro food processing industries in Nagaland and expressed to invite any investors to invest in the North East state of India.
According to Nihoshe, the Indian delegation also met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and during which the prime minister informed the Indian representatives that all routes - road, railway, river and air commitments with India was being revived so that Bangladesh could also reap the benefits of a natural transit country.
Hasina also advised the visiting team to invest in river dredging, road, bridges and rail line building and rolling stock management so that the larger movement and our own increase in traffic might move smoothly.
The prime minister was pleased to learn that Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim were going to produce 24,000 and 10,000 megawatts of electricity respectively and asked the two states that the access power might be sold to Bangladesh on special rate. She also expressed her desire to visit Agartala in the near future.
The team later visited Chittagong Port which is very close to Agartala and was convinced that in future Chittagong Port would be one of the most attractive and busiest port connecting North East region to South Asian countries.
Nihoshe expressed hope that the dream of the delegation might come true within a specific time of period.
The delegation was sponsored by government of India, ministry of commerce and industry, department of commerce and was organized by Merchant Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India and Indo-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI).

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