Gangtok, March 29:
Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang met with His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to India, Suzuki Satoshi accompanied by Senior Officials from the Embassy of Japan in India, senior officials from JICA and F.I.C.C.I and the officials from the Government of India at local hotel yesterday. During the meeting, they discussed various important matters, including the production of Green Energy in Sikkim and the initiation of a high-value product industry like semiconductors, microchips, and TVs.
In terms of education, they deliberated on ways to impart the Japanese language and training in relation to various skills and professions, including health care and nursing to improve employment opportunities for the youth.
Talking about Horticulture and food processing, the Chief Minister proposed conducting workshops to train farmers to boost productivity and diversify the cultivation of cash crops like Shitake Mushrooms.
Later, in the meeting, they discussed issues related to Disaster Management and Climate Change. Relating to this concern, the Chief Minister mentioned that the state government is setting up the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University of Excellence to help in addressing matters of common interest in the Himalayan region. He hoped that this initiative will also help neighbouring countries like Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar.
Apart from these, they also discussed strategies to enhance tourism and the hospitality sectors, focusing on natural and cultural values.
Present on the occasion were Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim, DGP, Additional Chief Secretaries, other dignitaries, and officials from the Government of Sikkim.