Kohima: As part of the Jan Ashirwad Yatra, Union minister of state for External Affairs and Education, Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh who is on a two-day visit to Nagaland, assured development in the North East region under Premier Narendra Modi’s leadership.

Addressing a press conference in Kohima on Tuesday, Singh said that the ‘Act East policy’ will be activated “very soon” once the COVID-19 pandemic is over and also when the situation in Myanmar is better.

The minister said that the PM is showing “keen interest” in the North East Region and considers it an “aspirational region” and that without development in the region, there will be no development in the country.

Sharing about his visit, he said that the main aim is to meet with the local people and further “scale people’s opinion in the process of development”.

He shared the PM’s vision of transforming the North East Region from a “landlocked to landfill” region. 

With the region being surrounded by Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, he urged the need for the people in the region to be on “alert” as developments through regional organisations are now “booming”.

He said that the people should train, equip and empowered themselves to get direct benefits through developmental activities that will take place through the regional organisations.

He also expressed hope to ink MoUs with foreign countries help the GPD growth in the region.

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