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Northeast states engage with neighbouring countries to boost MSME sector

Updated: Jun 10, 2023 12:52:44pm

Northeast states engage with neighbouring countries to boost MSME sector

Agartala, June 10 (KNN) The Tripura Chapter of the Federation of Industry & Commerce of North Eastern Region (FINER) on Friday organised an exclusive MSME summit in Agartala.

It took place at Pragna Bhawan and attracted industry experts, stakeholders, and delegates from Malaysia, Bhutan, and Bangladesh, reported Northeast Today.

All sought to forge partnerships and explore collaboration opportunities across diverse sectors.


Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports, Social Welfare, Education & Labour in the Government of Tripura was the chief guest of the summit. 

He emphasised the significance of transitioning from job seekers to job providers, encouraging entrepreneurial spirit among attendees.

The summit featured engaging presentations by experts from different countries, each sharing their valuable insights and expertise. 

Abu Bakar and Abdul Rahman from the Westwood Group in Malaysia shed light on Agarwood processing and production, underscoring the potential for collaboration and knowledge exchange in this sector. 

Thinley Jamtsho, Chairman of the Tourism, Hotel, Restaurant, and Bar Association in Bhutan, captivated the audience with a discussion on promising opportunities in the tourism sector, highlighting the potential for partnerships to promote tourism in the Northeast Region.

Robiul Karim, Managing Director of The Investor Limited in Bangladesh, stressed the importance of cooperation between Tripura and Bangladesh, outlining potential areas of collaboration and emphasizing the mutual benefits that stronger economic ties can bring. 

Soaib Mridha from Bangladesh shared valuable insights on import-export potential and opportunities between India and Bangladesh, offering key strategies for expanding business horizons. 

Additionally, Shansankh Tripathi from Adya Universal, also based in Bangladesh, enlightened participants on agar processing techniques and advancements in the industry.

The summit also saw the presence of Amit Deorah, Vice President of FINER, Ranjan Bhajanka, Director of FINER, and Surendra Chowkhani, all of whom reaffirmed FINER’s commitment to fostering collaboration and supporting the growth of MSMEs in the Northeast Region, with a particular focus on Tripura.  (KNN Bureau)


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