Shillong, Mar 14: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, while addressing the Meghalayan Age Conclave in Jowai on Saturday, stressed on the need for an ‘Act East Policy’ in the state and to look for opportunities to work with neighbouring countries.
‘We as a government have realised the potential we have with our immediate neighbour Bangladesh. The country is moving very fast, they have a growth rate of almost 8 per cent, their GDP is about 400 billon dollars. We have to look at the opportunity next door and build relations that would economically benefit our people,’ the Chief Minister said.
Speaking on initiatives Meghalaya has taken to put the state forward, the chief minister informed that emphasis are being laid to attract investments and ensure sustainable development model in sync with nature.
‘We are blessed with nature and we want to work on initiatives that would be economical for our people as well as promote growth and development,’ he said.