Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (File Photo)
(BJNS) Japanese government has invited Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to visit Japan for deliberations over various cooperations in development of Bihar. The invitation has been received through the Japanese embassy in New Delhi and Nitish Kumar has accepted the invitation. He is likely to visit Japan during February 19 to 21, 2018.
Bihar being the land of Buddha, a large number of pilgrims and tourists visit Bihar regularly. Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is already engaged in a highway project in Bihar, which is a part of the Buddhist circuit that is being developed in the state.
An eight-member delegation led by Japanese economic, trade and industries minister Yosuke Takago had come to Bihar last year to meet Nitish. It had expressed interest in cooperating and investing in food processing and tourism in view of their huge growth potential. Takago had also sought Bihar government's cooperation in starting a direct flight from Tokyo to Bodhgaya.
It is reported that Nitish Kumar will lead an 8-member delegation to Japan where the team will apprise Japanese officials about Bihar and seek investments for the state in the areas of tourism, trade, infrastructure and industries.