Imphal, November 21, 2017 (DIPR): Chief Minister N. Biren Singh inaugurated Manipur Trade and Expo Centre at Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Imphal today. The inauguration ceremony was organised under the supervision of Department of Textiles, Commerce and Industries, Government of Manipur.

Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha Shri Ksh. Bhabananda Singh, Chairman of MANIDCO Dr. Y. Radheshyam, Chairman of Manipur Pollution Control Board Shri L. Radhakishore Singh, MLA Keirao AC Shri L. Rameshwor Meetei, Chief Secretary Shri R.R. Rashmi, Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Suhel Akhtar, officials of Commerce and Industry attended the inauguration function.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Commerce and Industries, RD & PR, Power and IPR Shri Th. Biswajit Singh said that it is dream come true to host the first ever NorthEast Development Summit and to inaugurate Trade and Expo Centre within such a short time in the State. It is the biggest achievement of the new government, he added. Shri Th. Biswajit mentioned that the essence of organising such Business Summit is to showcase and explore our potential in various aspects such as human resource, natural resource, tourism etc. to the outside world.

Stating the importance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of Act East Policy and to bring inclusive development in the country, Minister said that such Development Summit would be a platform to exchange the ideas and opportunities between the Business Delegates, Investors, Entrepreneurs and the educated youths of the State for better opportunities and to bring all round economic development in the State.

Mentioning that more than 800 stalls have been set up in the Trade and Expo Centre this year, Shri Th. Biswajit stated that the government and concerned departments had already permitted to open stalls to each and everyone who have applied for opening their stall during the Sangai Festival 2017.

Stating that under the supervision of Governor of Manipur Dr. Najma Heptulla, the government has launched a new mission “Mission on Economic empowerment on Traditional Artisans and Craftsman” to provide livelihood and to promote the traditional artisans and craftsman of the State and to create the demands of their handicrafts and handloom products in the market.

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