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Two-day conclave in Assam to focus on optimal use of NE waterways: minister

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Union Minister Shantanu Thakur, who is in Dibrugarh, said on Saturday that a two-day conclave, focusing on harnessing the national and international potential of the northeastern waterways, will be held here from April 11.

The government at the conclave will also explore possible collaboration between Assam and the Netherlands in river water management.



Providing an update on preparations for the two-day event, the Mos Union for Ports, Shipping and Waterways said: “The conclave will bring together various stakeholders including policy planners, senior officials, national investors and international and representatives of the main ports as well as the governments of the maritime States.

The minister noted that the discussions will largely revolve around ways to ensure optimal use of the North East waterways to improve connectivity.

Representatives from the Netherlands, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh will also attend the conclave, organized in line with Prime Minister Gati Shakti’s goals – National Master Plan for Multimodal Connectivity, Thakur said.

Union Minister for Roads, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Inland Waterways & AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal and Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma, among others, will also participate in the event.

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