New Delhi : The Govern-ment of Singapore will set up a skill center at Guwahati which will cater to the entire North-Eastern region. This was stated here by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh after a meeting with a high-level delegation represented by the High Commissioner of Singapore, Lim Thuan Kuan.
The Indian side led by Dr Jitendra Singh, consisted of senior officers from the Ministry of DoNER, Ministry of Space and Ministry of Personnel, which are the three main areas where Singapore has expressed its keenness to collaborate with India. As far as Skill Centre at Guwahati, it was stated that an MoU has already been formalized between Singapore and the State Government of Assam. As a follow-up to this, a Skill Center is proposed to be set up at Guwahati by the year 2019 and the Ministry of DoNER will coordinate in this initiative.
The Singapore delegation also expressed its preference to engage with India in the area of Space Technology. They also hinted at a future MoU to be signed between Singapore and the Department of Space, Government of India, for collaboration on “peaceful uses of Outer Space”. To this, Dr Jitendra Singh responded in a positive vein and said, the issue will be followed up in an appropriate manner.
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