Agartala: France is looking for investment possibilities in North-East following the removal of Restricted Area Permits (RAP), Consul General of French consulate in Kolkata, Jean-Louis Rysto said on Thursday.

Rysto said after the formulation of 'Look–East' policy and withdrawal of Restricted Area Permits (RAC) from different parts of North-East, France has been exploring possibilities of investments in agro sector, tourism, hydel power, medicinal plants, mining and railways.

"I would have not come here unless there was any possibility of investment," he said.

A three-member delegation including 2nd counselor to French ambassador, Sonia Barbry visited the industrial growth centre at Bodhjungnagar on Wednesday near here and consulted with the chairman of Tripura Industrial Development Corporation (TIDC) Pabitra Kar and industrialists of the state.

The delegation left for Pencharthal on Thursday, a tribal inhabited area in North Tripura district, about 185 km from here to see the celebration of the three-day long Bihu festival of Chakma tribes.

"This would be a wonderful idea to be in the festival. I guess the foreign tourists from Europe including France would get good deal of interests in live and vibrant cultural exposure here," Rysto said.

(Agencies)