Union Minister Shantanu Thakur on Saturday announced that a two-day conclave with a focus on harnessing the domestic and international potential of the northeast's waterways will be organised on April 11 and 12 in Dibrugarh.
During the conclave, the government will also explore possible collaboration between Assam and the Netherlands in river water management.
Taking a review of the preparations for the two-day event, Thakur said, "The conclave will be attended by various stakeholders, including policy planners, senior government officials, domestic and international investors, and representatives of major ports well as the governments of maritime states.”
He mentioned that discussions will largely revolve around ways to ensure optimal use of waterways of the North East for improving connectivity.
Being organised in line with the goals of PM Gati Shakti - National Master Plan for Multi-modal Connectivity, representatives from the Netherlands, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh will also be participating in the conclave, Thakur further added.
Union minister of road, transport and highways Nitin Gadkari, Union minister of ports, shipping and waterways & AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal and Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will also take part in the event.