The Chief Minister attended the “One Day International Business Summit, Gateway Manipur-Connecting ASEAN Countries” in Imphal.”
CM Shri N. Biren Singh said that Imphal International Airport is Northeast India’s third busiest airport. To assemble the state’s air connectivity infrastructure. Their work was being done to further improve the airport. It also includes the construction of a new integrated terminal and an air cargo facility.
He said that the northeast links India to one of the world’s most economically and politically crucial regions. He emphasized that creating a safe and prosperous North Eastern Region as a confluence of India’s “Act East Policy” and “Neighborhood First Policy” will be crucial for realizing a shared vision of a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as the global power axis moves to the Indo-Pacific.
Chief Minister emphasized Manipur’s role as the ASEAN and beyond gateway and said that improved connectivity will benefit industries including tourism, logistics, services, healthcare, education, IT, and IT-enabled services to promote stable and sustainable growth.
He further stated that the improvement of the national highways until Moreh will be almost finished. According to the Chief Minister, the completion of regional projects like
- The Trilateral Highway Project,
- Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, and
- The SASEC Road Connectivity Projects
Will have a significant positive impact on Manipur.
He stated that a rail network had reached Manipur and that Asian Railways had intentions to expand the train line across Imphal through Moreh-Tamu.
Minister Counsellor (Commercial) Royal Thai Embassy, Thailand Saithong Soiphet, and Minister Counsellor (Commercial) Royal Thai Embassy, India, both attended the opening session. Surapat Phosaen, S M Abdul Kalam Azad, CEO of the Textile Sector Skill Council, Swapna Mishra, and many more were present at the opening ceremony.