Japan to invest Rs 13,000 cr in NE infrastructure projects

Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, JUN 12 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/12/2019 12:07:58 PM IST

Japan has decided to invest around Rs. 13000 crore (205.784 billion Yen), in several ongoing as well as new projects in different states of the North Eastern region. 

This was disclosed after a meeting held between Union DoNER minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh and Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu, here Wednesday. Some of the important projects in which Japan will collaborate include Guwahati water supply and sewage projects, Northeast road network connectivity improvement project spread over Assam and Meghalaya, bio-diversity conservation and forest management project in Sikkim, sustainable forest management project in Tripura, technical cooperation project for sustainable agriculture and irrigation in Mizoram, forest management project in Nagaland, a statement issued by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said.

Dr. Singh appreciated the contribution by Japan to develop and transform of the North Eastern region in the last three to four years. He said, in the times to come, new areas of collaboration will also be sought to be worked out, which could possibly include Bamboo-related collaboration. 

Significantly, it was the Government led by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, which amended the 90-year old “Indian Forest Act of 1919” of the British Government to bring the home-grown Bamboo out of its purview, he added.


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