Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has stated that Meghalaya is seeing a huge growth in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and the government wishes to expand this industry in the next five years.
Addressing the convocation ceremony for students of ICFAI University in Tura today, he said that from over 3000 seats of BPO in Shillong the state is expected to have 5000 more BPO seats in the next five years.
“I target that in the next many years to come we will see Shillong as one of the key areas and Meghalaya as a whole being one of the biggest BPO sectors in the entire country,” he said, adding, “I expect the industry to grow to Tura as well as Shillong and we expect that we will be touching almost close to 30,000 seats in the next five years in the BPO sector,” he added.
The Chief Minister also said that tourism will see growth like never before with an investment of almost close to Rs 3000 crores in the next five years. He said almost close to Rs 3000 crores will be spent in the environment and natural resource management of the state.
He further said that the state is also going to work aggressively and move forward in trade with Bangladesh and other nations and even the states in the US.
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