Bengaluru, December 20: In a move to reach out to the industrialists and potential investors all across the nation and outside and elicit maximum participation for the first ever Global Investors’ Summit to be held in February next year, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal kick-started a roadshow of Advantage Assam: Global Investors’ Summit, 2018 at a hotel in Bengaluru.
The Bengaluru leg of the roadshow is a part of a sequel of activities that the State Government has been taking to send across the message of business and investment friendly initiatives of the Government of Assam prior to the Global Investors’ Summit and ensure maximum response for the event.
As a part of the roadshow, CM Sonowal in a move to woo investors, presented the business landscape of the State especially ‘ease of doing business’, ‘single window clearance system’, ‘skilled work force’ and state’s verdant natural resources before a galaxy of as many as 300 business leaders.
Making a strong pitch for investment in Assam, Chief Minister Sonowal said, “Assam is fully geared up in its transformation as the new growth engine for making a New India”.
He further added that as part of its development initiatives. Assam Government is putting great emphasis to revive the growth and investment cycle. He also added that consequent upon its persistent efforts, the government has succeeded in bringing Rs 6,500 crore investment in the first one year of being in office.
Speaking about the start-up industries, Sonowal said, “Entrepreneurship is given a big boost in the State. New policies for supporting young entrepreneurs have been put in place. Skill development institutes and incubation centres for aspiring entrepreneurs in partnership with foreign nations are being set up”. He also informed the business delegates that the State Government is committed to improving connectivity and to expand the scope of UDAN scheme to make Guwahati the hub of trade and business for ASEAN countries. He also said that efforts are on to make the National Waterways 2 and 16 (Brahmaputra and Barak) more navigable as Assam shares 10 per cent of the country’s total navigable water. He also said that all efforts are also on to connect Assam to Chittagong port through waterways thereby expanding its business with Bangladesh. Sonowal also made an appeal to all the industry leaders to invest in Assam.