Meghalaya CM fly to Bangkok to woo investors

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Shillong, Sep 29 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister D D Lapang today left for Bangkok to woo South East Asian traders to invest in Meghalaya at the ''North East Trade and Investment Opportunities Week,'' beginning on October 1.

The business conclave is aimed to boost trade between Meghalaya and Thailand in tourism, horticulture, floriculture and mineral resources sector, Mr Lapang said.

''Not only that Meghalaya will also attract foreign investors to invest in infrastructural development of roads and power plants,'' he added.

Five other North East Chief Ministers along with their officials and 150 Indian traders would also attend the conclave initiated by the Department of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister and Indian Chamber of Commerce.

DoNER Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar would lead the Indian delegation comprising the Union Minister of State for Industry and six Chief Ministers besides top officials from Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Shipping, Road Transport and Highways.

The three-day conclave was mooted by Thailand Commerce Minister Krirk-Krai Jirapaet during his visit to the region in June last.

Earlier, the Thai government showed keen interest to develop the infrastructure in the North East India, especailly with the trilateral highway connecting the NE with Myanmar and Thailand.

UNI

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