Northeast to get dedicated air services: Mani Shankar Aiyar

January 7th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Mani Shankar AiyarNew Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) After nearly two years of tender submissions and bidding, the ministry for development of northeastern region-DoNER has tied up with Indian Airlines to have dedicated air services across the region, a central minister said Wednesday.At the 57th plenary meeting of the Northeast Council Wednesday DoNER minister Mani Shankar Aiyar Said: “The ministry has had talks with Indian Airlines to have dedicated air services across the northeast, which will greatly boost accessibility in the region.”

on the issue of increasing interest in investment in the region, the minister said that after Thailand they would now concentrate on Vietnam.

“Last time we had a summit in Thailand to showcase the potential of the northeast and encourage investment in it, which got a great response. This time we’ll hold a similar summit in Vietnam,” Aiyar said.

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