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ICC urges entrepreneurs to set up MSMEs in Northeast region

image ICC urges entrepreneurs to set up MSMEs in Northeast region

Guwahati, Jan 22 (KNN) The Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) North East has urged the young entrepreneurs of Northeast to set up Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the region.

Speaking at the ICC Banking and MSME summit here in Guwahati on Tuesday, regional director of the Ishantor Sobhapandit appealed to the entrepreneurs and said “Northeast is in a geographically advantageous position to start up numerous industries with innovative skills.”

“Government is focusing on skill development in order to promote emerging entrepreneurs,” said SS Meenakshi Sundaram, Commissioner and Secretary, the government of Assam.

Sundaram further said that the MSMEs should avail of these facilities from the government for their business expansion. He also spoke about the various schemes and policies of the government at the summit.

He talked about the Assam government’s future plan of promoting the sector and various potentials of exports to countries like Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Thailand.

S Sasikumar, additional DGFT, Guwahati, talked about ‘focusing on developing sustainable models in Industry’.

According to ICC statement, he shared his views on the ‘scopes for export for developing the region as a whole’, while Innocent Soren, General Manager-FED, Reserve Bank of India, shared his views on ‘facilitating external trade’.

''RBI is focusing on customer service to provide extended support to bank customers”, he added.

A Bipin Menon, additional DGFT, department of commerce, ministry of commerce and industry, shared various aspects of foreign trade and scopes for export from Northeast India to the neighbouring countries.

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