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Arunachal aims to attract investments

 ITANAGAR, March 15 - The Arunachal Pradesh government is aiming at attracting outside investments by taking measures to improve law-and-order situation in the State and by fast-tracking infrastructure projects, Chief Minister Kalikho Pul said.

Speaking to a delegation from Tezu-Sunpura constituency here yesterday, Pul said the image of the State had taken a “serious turn” in the past several years affecting the confidence of the investors.

“We have to generate an impression that Arunachal is safe to do business. We must conduct ourselves in a way to boost investors’ confidence by bringing peace in our region,” an official communiqué informed here today. “In the past, companies have been reportedly harassed in the name of donations, issuing threats for works,” he said.

Extending appeal to the people for cooperation, the Chief Minister said, “Peace is the prerequisite for development.”

“People must cooperate with the authority in maintaining law and order. Don’t encourage crimes by sheltering criminals in the name of relatives or community,” Pul said.

“We will provide all institutional support and legislative backing to attract investments. Also we will carry along all the stakeholders, all the democratic institutions and also reach out to oppositions,” he said. – PTI

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