Assam industries and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary visits the Assam Pavilion on Saturday.

The Assam Pavilion in India International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi has drawn crowds.

“The pavilion has been aesthetically designed to display the strengths of the state like tea, oil and natural gas, religious and wildlife tourism as well as the opportunities in startups, river transport, bamboo processing, agar processing, adventure sports, golf tourism,” said a statement issued by industries and commerce department.

The advantages of the state due to its proximity to the South East Asian countries and the initiatives taken under Act East Policy has been highlighted in the pavilion.

The reforms initiated under Ease of Doing Business have been projected in the pavilion as per this year’s theme, it said.

A total of 13 MSME units and four government departments and agencies have been accommodated in the beautifully decorated stalls to display the products having export potentialities.

In the front fascia, a LED wall—the biggest in any state pavilion in IITF, 2019—has been installed to showcase the pre-independence connectivity of the State as well as the opportunities for connectivity under Act East Policy.

The government initiatives to improve the State’s connectivity in terms of roadways, railways, waterways, airways and information ways for making the state the gateway to the ASEAN has also been displayed.

Assam industries and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary visited the Assam Pavilion on Saturday and appreciated the design and display of the pavilion and congratulated the departmental officials for projecting the state in a befitting manner.

The Minister also attended the Assam Day celebration organized in connection with IITF, 2019 where singers from Assam enthralled the audience through their renderings including a medley of folk dance by artistes of the Directorate of Cultural Affairs.

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