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Jan 22, 2020
4:30PM

Japan Ambassador calls on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, discusses about Japanese investment in North-East

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A delegation led by Japan Ambassador, Satoshi Suzuki called on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh in New Delhi today.

During the meeting, various issues related to mutual collaboration and cooperation between the two countries were discussed.

There is huge Japanese investment in infrastructure projects in the North Eastern region of the country. The upgradation of Aizwal- Tuipang Section of NH 54 with a length of 372 km is being done with Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA assistance at a cost of over Rs.6100 crore.

This road would provide seamless connectivity to Sittwe port in Mayanmar as part of Government’s Act East Policy.

In the area of forest management, there is Japanese collaboration with the states of Tripura, Sikkim and Nagaland and soon there will be collaboration with the state of Meghalaya in this field.

Among other issues, mutual collaboration in the areas of bamboo, disaster management, road infrastructure and Guwahati Sewerage project, was also discussed.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that India shares traditional relations with Japan. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, new areas of mutual collaboration are being added to it.

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