Fair organisers for more govt cooperation

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Guwahati, Jan 27 (PTI) The organisers of the 18thInternational Guwahati Trade Fair (IGTF) today called forclose cooperation with the state government and concernedagencies to develop the Maniram Dewan trade centre.

"The trade centre has the potential to be the hub oftrade activities and the state government, who owns it, shouldcooperate for successful holding of major events", IGTF vicepresident Rajesh Das told reporters here.

Stating that the government had made it mandatory forbank guarantee to the tune of Rs nine lakh for hiring thetrade centre, the IGTF official said it may be difficult forsmaller parties to pay such an hefty amount for the premises.

Das also pointed out to the need for better transportfacilities from various points of the city to enable people tovisit the trade centre which is on the outskirts and the onlyvenue for such events.

The IGTF official expressed satisfaction at the recentdeclaration of chief minister Tarun Gogoi that the centre willnot be profit-making and all the revenue generated shall beinvested for its development.

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