UK exploring possibilities for investment in Tripura: Bevan

The British government is exploring the possibilities of investment and cooperation in the fields of energy, manufacturing, tourism and education in Tripura, British high commissioner to India Sir James Bevan has said.

“Tripura has a promising future because it is a peaceful and safe state where many development works have taken place. I have discussed with him regarding investment and cooperation in the fields of energy, manufacturing, tourism and education sector,” Bevan who met chief minister Manik Sarkar, told reporters Monday.

“We are looking for close relation with British government and Tripura for mutual benefits,” Bevan said.

Bevan said the chief minister had sought British high commission’s help in imparting training in English language for the students and teachers here. Besides, Bevan also sought British expertise in professional skill development.

“Since Tripura has good quality of gas, we can work together to excel full potential. We can also share expertise in tourism and manufacturing sectors and there are scopes for exchanges in university level and undertake research works,” Bevan said.

The British envoy said, Tripura had a very cordial relation with neighbouring Bangladesh and I hope the people of the state would get a corridor through the country for going to other part of India.

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