IBSD inks historic MoU with Vito

IBSD inks historic MoU with Vito
IMPHAL, Nov 9: Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Takyelpat a National institute under Department of Biotechnology, Government of India today signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Belgium based Vision on Technology (Vito) in the field of climate change, environment, water management, biotechnology, bamboo refinery, bioresources management etc at a glittering ceremony held at Hotel Taj, New Delhi on the occasion of the visit of their majesties King and Queen of Belgium to India.
The MOU was signed by Professor Dinabandhu Sahoo, Director of IBSD and Dr Dirk Fransaer, Managing Director of Vito. The MOU was signed in the presence of HE Didier Reynders, Federal Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, HE Pieter De Crem, Federal Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, HE Rudi Vervoort, Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region as well as Ambassador of Belgium to India.
“We are very fortunate and lucky to be chosen as the only research based institute from the North East and the entire country to be part of this historic event. I am sure this MOU is very important for both the countries especially for the socio economic development of the North East,” said Professor Sahoo. “With Indian resources and Belgium technologies we will be able to bring a lot of development at the grass root level and bring changes in the life of people,” he said. Sahoo who later met the visiting Belgian King His Excellency King Philippe asserted that things are rapidly changing in the North East and soon many more developmental project will be brought to the region. The MOU aims at deepening the overall political and economic engagement between the two countries.
The Royal couple was accompanied by six Ministers and a high powered business delegation comprising of CEOs of about 90 Belgian companies, 13 Heads of academic institutions and a 30-member media delegation.

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