NEW DELHI, June 12 - Japan will invest an amount of Rs 13,000 crore in several ongoing as well as new projects in different parts of the northeastern region of India.
This was disclosed after a meeting between DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh and a Japanese delegation led by Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu here today.
The projects in which Japan will collaborate include Guwahati Water Supply Project and Guwahati Sewage Project in Assam, Northeast Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project spread over Assam and Meghalaya, Northeast Network Connectivity Improvement Project in Meghalaya, Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Management Project in Sikkim, Sustainable Forest Management Project in Tripura, Technical Cooperation Project for Sustainable Agriculture and Irrigation in Mizoram, and Forest Management Project in Nagaland, among others.
Dr Jitendra Singh appreciated the Japanese contribution to the development and transformation of the Northeast in the last three to four years. He said in the times to come, new areas of collaboration will also be sought to be worked out, which could possibly include bamboo-related collaboration.