New Delhi: In order to boost the marketing of agri-products in Bihar, the Japan government is ready to extend every possible help to the state in providing infrastructure and logistic facilities.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda assured Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday evening in this regard. Nitish is the first CM to have separate appointment with Japanese PM as against the protocol.

Former Revenue Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP, NK Singh, Secretary to the CM, Chanchal Kumar and Bihar’s Resident Commissioner in Delhi Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi were also present on the occasion.

The CM invited Noda to pay a visit to the state. Accepting the invitation, Noda said, “It is not possible for me to visit Bihar this time. I will visit the state during my next trip to India.”

Praising the development work carried out in Bihar, Noda opined, “There are still a plenty of opportunities to invest there.” He assured the CM to help in food processing technology and tourism sector.

In addition to financial assistance to the Nalanda International University, Japan will also extend intellectual support, he added.

Under the Indo-Japan Economic Relationship, Japan has already invested in several projects in the state, informed Noda.

JPN/Bureau