Over 64 foreign delegates representing 29 countries including UK and USA are already in Nagaland to participate in the business summit. Nagaland government along with the confederation of Indian Industry (CII) would facilitate and allow the foreign delegates the opportunity(s) to interact with the local industry during the B2B session
By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent
Nagaland, once known as the land of ‘head hunters’ and with the passage of time is now articulately tagged as the land of “festival of festivals”. The state is leaving no stone unturned in the preparations to host the 4th and final B20 session which is being organised in Northeast India. Besides this, there is also the official G20 dialogue forum for the global business communities that would be held on April 5 at the State Capital, Kohima.
This was highlighted by Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio, at a press conference held Monday at Niathu Resort, Chumoukedima.
With over 64 foreign delegates representing 29 countries including UK and USA, already here to in the state to participate in the business summit, Rio said that the Nagaland government alongwith the confederation of Indian Industry (CII) would facilitate and allow the foreign delegates the opportunities to interact with the local industry during the B2B session while B2G session with the government officials for exploring potential investment opportunity, collaboration, and tie-ups.
Rio also underlined that the state government is making elaborate arrangements for showcasing the potential of the state in order to invite investors for the B20 conference.
Pointing out that taking advantage of the presence of large number of international delegates, the Nagaland government was making elaborate arrangements not only to showcase investment and partnership opportunities in the state but also to provide a “unique” experiences for the more than 64 foreign delegates (officials) representing their respective countries to get a glimpse and expose to the vibrant and rich cultural heritage of the Nagas including its local cuisines, art, festivities, and above all the state’s natural scenic beauty, Neiphiu Rio informed that the delegates would be introduced to the different landmarks of the state capital, Kohima, by letting the delegates visit the famous Naga Heritage Village, and Kohima World War Cemetery.
With the G20 Summit to begin from April 4 and to culminate on April 6, Rio also disclosed that the focussed trade and business delegations from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Iceland, Japan, and the UAE would be participating at the B20 summit in Kohima.
He also said that as part of of the summit, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) along with the Nagaland state government would facilitate Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) meetings.
Rio further went on to add that the Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN), an investment promotion agency of the state alongwith government departments was preparing curated lists of investible projects on different themes and sectors in order to attract potential investors to invest in the state.
While it was made known that minister of state for external affairs, government of India, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, will also be attending the conference, Monday’s press conference beside Rio was also attended by senior advisor, North Eastern States/UTs (CII), Brig (Retd) Ashish Bhattacharya, and Commissioner and Secretary, Kesonyii Yhome.