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Asom CM meets investors in UK

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Guwahati, July 8 (UNI) Asom Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has sought investment from British investors, fund managers and NRIs in oil and gas, food processing, tourism, tea, development of waterways and biofuels.

Commencing his UK visit, Mr Gogoi met a number of British investors, who were keen on making forays into the North East, official sources here said.

The Chief Minister invited the CEO of British Waterways Robin Evans to visit Asom and to provide technical expertise in developing the waterways, ports to enable vessels to ply round the year. The issue of siltation and dredging technology was also taken up with the CEO.

The Chief Minister also informed the NRIs of various developments taking place in the infrastructure sector and the features of the NEIIP, 2007 and appealed to them to invest in sectors like health, tourism and education.

In a meeting with the Director of development, The Prince's Charities Foundation, Mr Oliver Brind, the Chief Minister explained the unique feature of organic cultivation practiced in the state and sought help in promoting the development of organic farms, marketing and export of organic agricultural produce to ensure remunerative prices to the small and marginal farmers.

About 20 investors raised a number of querries during an interaction session organized by M/S Blenheim Chalcot, and they showed interest in sectors like IT, small hydro projects, commercial banking, food processing and low cost housing.

A presentation was made on the potential areas of investment in Asom during a luncheon meting organized by the Indian High Commission in London.

Star Capital Partner Ltd was keen on investing in the joint sector infrastructure and social sector projects.

UNI

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