The Government of Japan has decided to invest around Rs 13,000 crores in several ongoing as well as new infrastructure projects in different states of India’s North- Eastern region, the DoNER said on Wednesday.
The details of the Japanese investment in the northeast were disclosed at a meeting of DoNER(Development of North east Region) Minister Jitendra Singh with a Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu here.
Some of the important projects in which Japan will collaborate include Guwahati Water Supply Project, Guwahati Sewage Project in Assam, the Northeast Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project spread over Assam and Meghalaya and Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement
Other scheme include biodiversity conservation and forest management project in Sikkim,forest management project in Nagaland, technical cooperation project for sustainable agriculture and irrigation in Mizoram and sustainable forest in Tripura,a statement issued by Dr. Jitendra Singh the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) said.
Dr. Singh appreciated the Japanese contribution to the development and transformation of the North-eastern region in the last three to four years.
The minister also said in the times to come, new areas of collaboration will also be sought to be worked out, which could possibly include Bamboo-related collaboration. Significantly, it was the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which amended 90 years old “Indian Forest Act of 1919” of the British government to bring the home-grown bamboo out of its purview, Singh added.