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New Zealand pledges to help Assam in tourism sector

New Zealand pledges to help Assam in tourism sector


GUWAHATI: New Zealand High Commissioner to India Joanna Kempkers on Monday evening gave a call to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter’s office chamber in Janata Bhawan whereas the duo agreed to work in the fields of mutual interests especially tourism.

The high Commissioner who came to Assam on Saturday visited the Manas National Park and hailed the verdant environment and the treasure trove of wildlife available in the park. Besides, lauding flora and fauna of Manas National Park which she visited during her stay at Manas, the High Commissioner also took stock of the jet boat which was a part of Ocean to Sky Expedition of Sir Edmund Hillary. Referring to the boat which is a part of emotional relationship between Assam and New Zealand, the High Commissioner vowed to help the tourism sector of Assam. She also hailed the sprawling tea estates of the state.

Sonowal while informing about the significant role played by tea industry in Assam said that the sector helped tremendously to the economic growth of the state. The duo also discussed areas of mutual interests like agriculture, food processing, tourism and pledged to work for the promotion of these sectors for the mutual benefits of both. The High Commissioner also invited Chief Minister Sonowal to New Zealand which the latter accepted in principle.



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