NEC inks pact with IIFT

Newmai News Network
SHILLONG, May 22: The North Eastern Council (NEC) will now be developed into a state of the art resource centre and to go about this, the Council has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi.
The MoU was signed by NEC Secretary, Ram Muivah and Prof K Rangarajan on behalf of IIFT at the Council’s Secretariat in Shillong here on Wednesday, in the presence of officials from NEC and IIFT, Kolkata.
The collaboration will enable the setting up of the Centre for North Eastern Studies (CeNEST) at the IIFT Kolkata Campus in a partnership model between the NEC and IIFT.
The Centre will facilitate the North Eastern States in policy making, strategic planning and effective implementation of various trade promotion schemes; undertake research and analysis on issues relating to international trade and business, capacity building and serve as a knowledge partner.
This will help the States in exploiting the potentials of exports of the products from the region and promote innovations in business.
The newly developed website of (CeNEST) was also officially inaugurated and launched by Ram Muivah on the occasion.