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India offers to create digital villages in ASEAN countries: PM Modi

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 25, 2018

India has offered to enhance rural connectivity in fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nations during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit.

Addressing the Plenary Session of the summit, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi said, “India offers to undertake a pilot project on rural connectivity, which would create digital villages in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam. Success of this project could be replicated in other ASEAN countries.”

PM Modi also proposed the ASEAN countries declare 2019 as the ASEAN-India Year of Tourism. “We could set up tangible and intangible cultural heritage circuits to further promote tourism. The Buddhist Tourism circuit could be an important part of this to attract tourists and pilgrims from our region,” he added.

Published on January 25, 2018

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