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Gogoi To Modi: Raise Brahmaputra River Issue With Xi

Gogoi To Modi: Raise Brahmaputra River Issue With Xi
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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of construction of dams on the Brahmaputra river .

Guwahati:Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday urged to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue of construction of dams on the Brahmaputra river by China with the visiting of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

In a letter to the PM, Assam CM said that, there have been serious concerns about the construction of dams by China over the Brahmaputra that would adversely impact in the downstream flows.

It is feared that construction of the dams is likely to trigger fresh concerns on how the flows of the Brahmaputra downstream will be impacted. It would be most appropriate to convey India’s concerns to the visiting Chinese President,” Gogoi said.

The Assam CM also said that, his government has been all along raising the issue at the highest level.

Gogoi hoped that the visit of the Chinese Prez would help to deepen trade ties and boost Chinese investment in India, particularly in Assam and other states of the North East region.

“As the visiting of Chinese President is expected to pledge billions of dollars in investment, including plans for Chinese funded industrial parks, we hope to get a fair share of it in infrastructure and other sectors in Assam,” the Assam CM said in the letter to PM Narendra Modi.

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