World Expo is being organized at Dubai, More than 195 countries are participating in the World expo for trade promotion, tourism, cultures and investments. Specific period allocated exclusively for participation of North Eastern States in the World Expo at India Pavilion, Dubai w.e.f 4th -17th March,2022. All the North Eastern States of India are participating actively for promotion of unique characteristics of North Eastern States especially promotion of local culture, tourism trade and Investments states. The Expo for NER States are coordinated by Ministry of DPIIT, DONER,GoI and FICCI.
Sikkim also actively participating in the event headed by Minister, Commerce & Industries and Tourism & Civil Aviation Department. Both the departments has taken complete preparation to promote investment in Sikkim, promotion of Sikkim tourism, popularizing local products of Sikkim and to take Sikkim startups in the world stage.
The inaugural event of Expo for NER region organized yesterday(06.03.2022), Commerce & Industries Department has exhibited the local USP products of Sikkim such as Temi Tea, GFPF, Handicrafts and Handloom, Thanka paintings, pickles produced by local entrepreneurs, specially processed large cardamom by local entrepreneurs and Spices board in Sikkim and Bamboo Handicrafts are displayed in World Expo to promote the local products and entrepreneurs.
Two local start ups NE Origin and Cas Collective are selected to participate in World Expo by complete sponsorship by Government of India to pitch their innovative initiatives and to attract investment from investors across world.
Around 15 no of viable and investable projects in Sikkim such as Food processing, organic agriculture value chain development, spices cultivation and processing, Film City expansion, Urban Infrastructure Development, Coffee and Cocoa cultivation and Processing on contract farming, Development of amusement park in Sikkim, cable ropeway for tourism promotion, development of Centre of excellence for local youths to make employable them in Japan, South Korea, development of industrial estate in each district, etc are submitted to Invest India to present in World Expo to attract investors for investment in these projects.
Tourism Department actively participating in the World Expo to promote Sikkim tourism and also to promote investments in Sikkim on tourism projects such as ropeways, tourism infrastructure development, etc
Apart from these key activities the delegation from Sikkim will also have trade talks, round table conference for investment promotion, buyer seller meet, conference on business opportunities, meeting with Dubai Chambers of Commerce, interaction with ASEAN countries, Focus trade meeting with UAE, visit to other countries trade pavilion, etc
Special documentary on Sikkim Tourism, Handicraft and organic agriculture also being played at India Pavilion, two Sikkim feature film “Dhokbu” and “Kina Mayama” also screened to promote local film producers.