Guwahati: Airports Authority of India (AAI) has participated in the 1st International Summit & Expo on Start & Stand Up North East held from January 17 to 19, at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre, Guwahati. The expo has been organised by Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME).
AAI had its pavilion in the expo which was inaugurated by AAI’s (North-East Region) Regional Executive Director Sanjeev Jindal in presence of senior officials. AAI pavilion had among the highest footfall centres at the expo. The pavilion mainly highlighted the achievements, its functionaries, and the core work of AAI as operations, maintenance, development and construction of Airports in the country.
In the AAI pavilion, the highlights of upcoming airport projects and future-ready airport terminal building were also displayed. One such was the 3D model of the upcoming New Integrated Terminal Building of the LGBI Airport, Guwahati. The 3D model of the new Guwahati Airport building, which is projected to be completed by 2021 was the centre of attraction among the visitors. The model of the terminal building of upcoming Guwahati Airport garnered a lot of attention and appreciation from guests especially foreign visitors. AAI officials briefed visitors varying from the state government to foreign delegates about upcoming projects.
Further, the green initiatives that AAI has undertaken at all its Airports were greatly appreciated by the guests mainly foreign delegates from Embassy of North Macedonia, Israel and Zambia. Indian Aviation.
UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) the flagship programme of the Ministry of Civil Aviation was also depicted at the pavilion focusing air connectivity in the North-East. The display at the expo emphasised on the existing and upcoming air connectivity that can boost trade, tourism and business in the region. The cargo facility at North Eastern Airports, which can enable farmers to send their agricultural products not only in India but at foreign destinations was explained in details to the stakeholders visiting AAI gallery.
The corporate social responsibility programme (CSR), which connects the underprivileged section of the society with AAI family, was largely described in the expo highlighting the schemes and projects being executed in the region. AAI in association with UNDP, the state government and similar stakeholders is carrying out many CSR works in northeast region uplifting the lives of poor people here.
The Start-up Stand-up expo basically focused on promoting organic products of the region and showcasing the excellent agriculture output of the farmers.
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