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Need to finalise aspects of Act East Policy – Manipur CM

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Oct 30, 2022 8:19 pm

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Imphal, Oct. 30 (EMN): Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the North East connects India to one of the most economically dynamic and politically significant geographies of the world.

The chief minister was speaking at the inaugural session of the conclave Act East to Indo-Pacific: Role of Northeast and Indian States in ‘Connecting the connectivities’ on October 30.

Highlighting the importance of the Act East Policy, Singh explained the need to finalise various aspects of the Look East Policy, which has now become the Act East Policy, including the state’s responsibility, infrastructural development and responsibilities and benefits for the entrepreneurs.

A vibrant, dynamic, prosperous and resilient North-East is India’s strength and the region has the potential to be the growth engine for the country in the 21st century, he said, and added that turning this into reality would require among others, understanding the challenges and opportunities related to connectivity, commerce, contacts, security and human capital development.

He also said that plans for Asian Railways through Moreh-Tamu by extending the rail line beyond Imphal will boost trade, commerce, and promote sectors such as logistics, tourism, services, etc., creating livelihood and employment opportunities.

While stating that the integrated check post at Moreh is now functional and that better infrastructure at police stations at Behiang, Sangaikot, Singhat and Tamei have been constructed, the chief minister also said that construction of 34 police outposts along the Indo-Myanmar international border and another six along the NH-37, have been approved.

Singh further said projects for border fencing along the Indo-Myanmar border are being taken up to fence 60.23 km of the international border.

Minister of state for External Affairs, Dr Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh, who also attended the session, said physical connectivity projects which connect the region with the neighbouring countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh are underway.

By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Oct 30, 2022 8:19:30 pm
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