Indian Ambassadors suggest Biren to set up Special Economic Zone for Sekmai liquor


Imphal: Six Indian Ambassadors have suggested Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh to set up Special Economic Zone for country made liquor of Sekmai with better packaging and brand building.

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh was called on by the six Ambassadors/High Commissioners of India at the chief minister’s secretariat, here on Monday.

“I was called on by six Indian Heads of Mission at my secretariat today. It was refreshing to discuss the role of Manipur on Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s Act East Policy and the immense potential of our state in contributing to the growth of the country as well as representing the nation in a global arena,” Biren writes on his Facebook wall.

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The Ambassadors/High Commissioners were Ambassador of India to Indonesia Manoj Kumar Bharti, Ambassador of India to Tunisia Nguikham Jathom Gangte, Ambassador of India to Republic of Cote d’Ivoire Y.K Sailas Thangal, Ambassador of India to Romania Rahul Shrivastava, Ambassador of India to Ethiopia and High Commissioner of India to Jamaica R. Masashi. Out of the six Ambassadors/High Commissioners, four hail from Manipur.

The chief minister and the visiting team further discussed on promotion of Manipur’s cultural heritage in Europe, Africa and other international fora. Besides, opportunities for employment of skilled manpower in European countries such as Romania were also discussed.

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The Ambassadors agreed to promote the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival using their personal good relations with Embassies of foreign countries in India for their participation.

Scope for training of selected athletes in Jamaica was also discussed. Discussion was done for export of horticulture products.

The team of Ambassadors arrived Imphal on Sunday. They will interact with officials of different government departments including Textiles, Commerce and Industries, Horticulture and Tourism for export promotion of state’s products, services and tourism. The team will also have discussion with officials of District Administration of Chandel, Bishnupur and Imphal East regarding One District One Product. The team will leave Imphal on Wednesday.


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