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Goa has good potential for setting up food processing industry, need to tap food resources from sea to meet demands: Consul Gen of Japan

image Goa has good potential for setting up food processing industry, need to tap food resources from sea to meet demands: Consul Gen of Japan

New Delhi, Sept 8 (KNN) Goa has a good potential for setting up food processing industries. There is a need to tap the food resources from the sea to meet the ever growing demands of increasing world population, said Ryoji Noda, the Consul General of Japan in India.

Laying special emphasis on food processing sector, he said “Food processing is an important and fast growing industry. Being a coastal state, Goa has a good potential for setting up food processing industries where the waste fish could be put to good use.”

Noda was on a visit to the Mormugao Port Trust wherein he expressed keenness on strengthening the trade relations between the two nations India and Japan.

Noda said “My Consulate is looking after the trade interests of 5 states in India- Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.”

“We are undertaking an underground metro project in Mumbai. The Japanese port of Osaka and Yokohama has a sister port tie-up with the Mumbai port,” he added.

Expressing interest in Mormugao port he said that Mormugao port too should work towards having a sister port tie-up with other Japanese ports.

“We could work together on various aspects as the government of Japan wishes to promote people to people contact with the people of India and we are gradually working and promoting this relationship,” said Noda.

“Our two countries enjoy friendly relations and we have good trade relations too. We are setting up the bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmadabad, and the prototype of the bullet train will be manufactured in Japan. We need to take the trade relations between our countries forward,” he added.

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