Ex-Japanese PM calls on Modi

Former Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda met Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and said Japan-India Parliamentary Friendship Association has started working towards execution of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor project.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:January 4, 2012 5:01 am

Former Prime Minister of Japan Yasuo Fukuda met Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and said Japan-India Parliamentary Friendship Association (JIPFA) has started working towards execution of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project.

The $90-billion mega infrastructure project of DMIC is getting financial and technical aid from Japan. Nearly 40 per cent of the DMIC project passes through Gujarat.

Fukuda,who is on a tour of the state,is accompanied by the JIPFA head Katsuo Okada.

During his meeting with the CM,Fukuda advocated for strengthening ties between Japan and Gujarat and said the DMIC project was a bridge for the growing partnership between the two nations.

“Gujarat was playing a significant role in strengthening ties between India and Japan,” Modi reportedly told the former Japanese Prime Minister.

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