Japan, which is already lending its support to various connectivity projects in the North East of India, now has its eyes set on enhancing the infrastructure and skills in Assam. Japan has also committed to human resource development, for which it has partnered with IIT, Guwahati to establish a new eco-system of entrepreneurs in the state. Through various internship initiatives and training programmes, Japan will help the youth of Assam to acquire and develop skills.
Satoshi Suzuki, Japanese Ambassador to India, said at a convention recently, that Japan will collaborate with Assam to train its human resources, which will help them bag job opportunities in Japan.
For India, the development of North East is indispensable and the country is mobilising all the abundantly available resources in the region, including Assam, the envoy said.
He also thanked India for its long good and friendly relations with Japan and said that his country would not have been in a position to get out of the ashes of the destructions caused by the Second World War without help from India.
As part of the Act Easy Policy, several major projects are already underway in the North East, in collaboration with Japan. These include the Rs 1,600 crore Dhubri-Fulbari bridge, Rs 1,200 crore water supply project, Rs 1,000 crore sewerage projects, Rs 700 crore Dhubri-Fulbari road project, Rs 1,500 crore two laning of Dhudnoi-Dalo roads projects, in addition to various projects in the health and agriculture space.