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ICCK Hosts Investment Forum in Seoul
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Brings Delegates
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of Ministry for Education, Health, and Finance of India's Asam State makes a speech at "Investment Opportunity Forum with Assam, India" held in a Seoul hotel on Nov. 29, 2017.

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of Ministry for Education, Health, and Finance of India's Asam State made a presentation at the "Investment Opportunity Forum with Assam, India" hosted by Indian Chamber of Commerce in Korea(ICCK) at Millennium Seoul Hilton in downtown Seoul on Nov. 29, 2017.

The one-day investment forum was held at the hotel's Grand Ball Room at 10 a.m. on Wednesday with the participation of Indian Ambassador to South Korea Vikram Doraiswami and ICCK Chairman Vasudev Tumbe.

Asam Health Minister Sarma brought with him six other delegates and representatives from the state in Northeast India for the forum to draw investment from the local South Korean businesspeople.

Minister Sarma made a keynote speech at the forum followed by opening address by ICCK Chairman Tumbe and welcoming speech by Ambassador Doraiswami, respectively.

Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of Ministry for Education, Health, and Finance of India's Asam State
Assam is India’s gateway to Northeast India and acts as a vital link for trade with Southeast Asian countries.

Its proximity to the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan gives rise to investment potential for foreign investors taking advantage of the dynamic possibilities of intra regional trade through SAFTA (South Asian Free Trade Agreement).

The sate is rich in water resource and has vast tracts of fertile land. Assam is also the third-largest producer of petroleum and natural gas in the country with ample reserves of limestone.

Potential areas of investment include power and energy, mineral-based industries, tourism, agriculture, food processing, textile, inland water transport, river front development, IT&ITes, and tourism.

The forum included a business seminar, followed by G2B meeting with the Minister Sarma for Education, Health and Finance, and the delegations from Assam.

Investment Opportunity Forum with Assam, India

Time & Date: 10:00-13:00, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Venue: Grand Ball Room(LL), Millennium Seoul Hilton

Program Agenda

10:00: Registration
10:30: Opening address by ICCK Chairman Vasudev Tumbe
10:35: Welcome remarks by Ambassador H E Mr. Vikram Doraiswami
10:40: Address by Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon'ble Minister for Education, Health and Finance, Government of Assam
10:50: Video
10:55: Presentation by representative of Government of Assam on investment opportunities
11:40: Q&A Session
12:00: Networking lunch
13:00: G2B meeting

List of Delegates from Asam, India

1. Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Hon’ble Minister, Finance etc, Govt of Assam
2. Mr. Rihon Daimari, Hon’ble Minister, Public Health Engineering etc
3. Dr. K K Dwivedi, IAS, Commissioner, Industries and Commerce, Assam
4. Mr. Ashutosh Agnihotri, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary to the Government of Assam, Industries & Commerce Department
5. Ms. Neera Daulagupu, ACS, Joint Secretary to the Government of Assam, Investment Cell, Industries & Commerce Department
6. Mr. Prafulla Kumar Saikia, Additional Director, Industries and Commerce, Assam
7. Mr. Kuldip Gayan, OCD IT to Chief Minister



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