Manipur Guv urges Japanese delegation to invest in Manipur roads

13 Dec 2017

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla today sought investments from a visiting Japanese delegation for bettering road connectivity in the state. The 11-member Buddhist delegation, led by Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura, called on the governor at the Raj Bhavan this afternoon. "I had earlier discussed the issue of cleaning Loktak Lake with the Japanese Ambassador," Heptulla said. Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Northeast and is located in Manipur.
She also told the visiting team that the Far East Asian country has been close to Manipur since World War II as the state was a battleground then and several Japanese soldiers were killed here. Nakamura said the purpose of the visit was to pray for the victims of the Japanese Army, the Indian Army and civilians who died in the war. He also added several Japanese tourists were keen to visit Manipur. Nakamura also said Japan wants to improve relationship with the North East region. (PTI)