J J Singh invites NRIs at Pravasi Divas function

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen (Retd) J J Singh has invited NRI entrepreneurs to Arunachal Pradesh to participate in the socio-economic development of the frontier state.

Gen Singh made the offer at the awards presentation ceremony of Pravasi Divas 2012 organised by NRI Institute, New Delhi on Tuesday last, a Raj Bhawan communiqu said here today.

The Governor said that the outside world does not know much about the land of enchanting beauty and peace loving, patriotic and sincere tribal people.

Highlighting the recent adoption of state`s private public partnership (PPP) Policy 2011, Singh told the NRIs that the policy envisages leveraging central and state government funds to support private investment, setting up of a transparent mechanism to create level playing field for all participants.

The important sectors identified for PPP projects in Arunachal Pradesh include roads and bridges, airports and helipads, industrial parks and theme parks like IT park, biotechnology park, water supply treatment and distribution, power generation and transmission, he said.

The governor further informed that solid waste management and drainage, tourism, healthcare, education, urban infrastructure, agriculture, horticulture, forestry and allied sectors have also been identified.

While inviting the participation of NRIs in the rapid progress of the state, the governor maintained that the development should be in such a pace, where indigenous people are comfortable, the communiqu added.