Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the two-day Advantage Assam- Global Investors Summit 2018 on 3 February, which will kick-start with the presence of over 2000 domestic and international industry leaders and representatives.
Advantage Assam will be the largest ever investment promotion and facilitation initiative by the Government of Assam which aims to project Assam as India’s expressway to the South-East Asian nations.
The govt aims to create a platform for providing best support towards the prospective and existing business community in the state and drives forward the state’s vision of prosperity for all – by employing technology, innovation, inclusivity and sustainability as key factors for development.
The Government has instituted Single Window Agency, a trade facilitator to coordinate with various relevant government departments, with an objective to increase the efficiency of the state’s and country’s economy through time and cost saving.
This will ensure in the creation of a working environment conducive for the wholesome growth and sustenance of a competitive and thriving business culture in the State of Assam.
Besides, the Summit will showcase the opportunities offered by the state in terms of export-oriented manufacturing and services to ASEAN and BBN countries. The objective of the Summit is to position Assam as India’s Expressway to ASEAN.
Several Union Ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources; Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce and Industries; Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology, Law and Justice; Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister for Textiles and Information and Broadcasting; Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship; Jitendra Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region; Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for the Ministry of Home are expected to take part in the proceedings.
The state government has also been able to draw the attention of industry leaders like Ratan Tata, Tata Group; Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Group of Industries; Dilip Shanghvi, Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.; Anand Burman, Dabur; Dr. Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group and ZEE; Amar Abrol, Air Asia India; Rashesh Shah, Chairman, Edelweiss; Sushil Goenka, Managing Director, Emami Group; Sanjiv Puri, ITC Limited; Harshavardhan Neotia, Ambuja Neotia Cements; Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD, Medanta- The Medicity; Subhash Ghai, Executive Chairman, Mukta Arts Ltd; Balakrishan Goenka, Chairman, Welspun Group have confirmed to be a part of the summit deliberations.