Assam Likely to Get Investment from Singaporean Companies
GUWAHATI: 11 companies from Singapore are interested in investing in various sectors of Assam. The same was expressed in a webinar that Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary held with companies from Singapore at Janata Bhawan on 22nd June last.
The webinar was coordinated and facilitated by Enterprise Singapore and Invest India, a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore.
Also present were Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Kumar Sanjay Krishna, Commissioner and Secretary Dr. KK Dwivedi, Commissioner Oinam Sarankumar Singh, and Secretaries Manjula Saikia Bhuyan and Pabitra Khaund.
The companies which included Advanced Produce Centre Development Pvt. Ltd. (APC), Agrocorp, Capita Land (Ascott), Nanyang Polytechnic, Skill SG Venture (SSGV), ALLIN Technologies, etc. are interested in investing in the state's food processing, hospitality sector, infrastructure development, industrial town development, start-ups, airline catering, skill training, organic farming and marketing.
Patowary highlighted Assam's geographical advantage, stating that it is positioned at the centre of South East Asia, ASEAN, and Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal (BBN countries). Also the state's surplus production of fruits and vegetables and its export to countries like Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Kuwait were highlighted.