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Assam CM meets investors in NY

During his visit Gogoi met a group of 75 investors and business people from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
IANS | By Parveen Chopra, New York
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2007 04:07 AM IST

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was on a five-day visit in New York seeking foreign investment for his state.

During his visit he met a group of 75 investors and business people from the tri-state area - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Gogoi apprised the group about the comparative advantages of Assam for new investors, adding that the state offers them more incentives and concessions than other Indian states. This was made possible under the policy of special programmes for India's northeastern region.

The chief minister also underlined the fact that Assam was now safe and secure, and potential investors need not worry on that count. Gogoi was accompanied by senior administrative officials.

Pervez Ahmad of Max India and Samir Menon of M/S Globally Managed Services hosted the dinner meeting for Gogoi.

Mahesh K Saharia, chairman of North-East Initiative, Indian Chamber of Commerce, gave a digital presentation, which emphasised the natural beauty of the state and the abundance of raw material.

Saharia pointed out that Assam's educational institutions had the potential to supply required skilled manpower, which otherwise has been moving to other states in search of better opportunities.

The state also gets special concessions from the central government, he said.

The chief minister also visited Boston to attend a meeting of the Assamese diaspora on July 1.

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