Saturday, August 04, 2018

Air Cargo Development Will Be A Major Breakthrough: Chandra Mohan Patowary

Guwahati: Recalling that the per capita income of Assam was higher than the national average prior to independence, Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary underlined the State government’s commitment to reopen all trade routes to bring back economic prosperity to the State, a government communiqué said.

Minister Patowary stated this while attending a workshop on ‘Air Cargo Development – End to End Logistics Value Chain’ held at a city hotel today. The workshop was organised by Airport Authority of India (AAI) in association with the Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Assam.

Minister Patowary highlighted the fact that Assam is India’s shortest route to South East Asia. He stressed that the Trilateral Highway, linking of the Brahmaputra River up to Chittagong Port and access to the sea routes will boost trade and commerce activities in the region.
‘Assam government’s plan to connect seven capitals of ASEAN with Guwahati under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) for which it has committed Rs 100 crore for the viability gap funding’, added Patowary.
04/08/18 The Sentinel