State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that the Assam government is looking to attract foreign investments in about 297 potential projects of ports, logistics parks, river transport and tourism. Sarma also said that the government held roadshows in Japan, South Korea and Singapore to attract investments.
Addressing the media, the Finance Minister said, ‘Assam government is looking for investments in about 297 potential projects of ports, logistics parks, river transport and tourism.’ Sarma was in Singapore presenting the roadshow on Friday. ‘We have distributed the project profiles to investors in the three countries,’ Sarma said.
Sarma also said that Guwahati was gearing up for air connectivity with Singapore, Myanmar and Bangladesh. He said such connectivity is being discussed at an advanced level with the stakeholders.
‘We are getting very favourable response and there is a renewed interest in Assam. Commercial viability of flights between Guwahati, Singapore and Dhaka is being discussed at an advanced level,’ said Sarma.
Talking about initiating flight operations between Guwahati and Singapore, he said, ‘We are hopeful of starting the Guwahati- Singapore flights next year.’
As for now, Guwahati has flights to Bangkok while flights to and fro Bhutan are also being considered.