Aizawl, Oct 8: Governor Lt.Gen (Rtd.) Nirbhay Sharma today represented Mizoram at the meeting on Act East Policy called by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi.
Speaking on the importance of Mizoram for Act East Policy, Governor Nirbhay Sharma said that Mizoram can be better used and also road communication problem can be overcome if the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) could provide a big assistance in the ongoing initiative for construction of 3 good roads.
The Governor is seeking MEA assistance for construction of 8 bridges within Kaladan Multimodal Transit Project for which Mizoram has submitted Estimate to Ministry of Road Transport and Highways; construction of bridge on Thega River the proposal of which has been submitted by Mizoram to MEA; and over the need of constructing railways from Sairang to southern tip of Mizoram.
The Governor also said that for national security the digital connectivity in Mizoram will need to be upgraded.
He also proposed that neighboring countries may also set up Border Outposts opposite the Border Outposts along Mizoram boundary. This will ease the various problems along the border, the Governor said.
He further proposed Headquarters in each of the NE State capital for strengthening Act East Policy and setting up of Inter-Ministerial Group on Act East Policy which shall keep vigil on the initiatives under Act East Policy within North East. The Governor also suggested a joint study before initiating bilateral trade.He invited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to visit Mizoram at his earliest convenient time.
Except Tripura Governor, all the State Governors attended the meeting with the External Affairs Minister.