Japan PM to visit Bihar on his next India tour

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihoko Noda has accepted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s invite to visit the state on his next India tour.

Last Updated: Dec 29, 2011, 18:17 PM IST

Patna: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihoko Noda has accepted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar`s invite to visit the state on his next India tour.
Talking to reporters on his arrival from New Delhi
where he called on Noda at hotel, Kumar said, "Noda has
accepted my invitation. He has assured me of visiting Bihar
whenever he comes on a visit to India in future," he said.

Kumar said he also attended the feast hosted by Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh in honour of Noda in Delhi and
described his talks with the Japanese premier as "fruitful and
positive".

"In fact, Noda has keen interest in Bihar and knows
about everything taking place," Kumar said adding he apprised
Noda of the development works being executed here.
Noda assured him of Japan making available
all-possible help to the state for infrastructure and logistic
for reaching the agriculture products from here to markets and
for food processing.

"We also want help from Japan for connecting every
village with population of 250," the chief minister said.

Besides, several projects were also discussed by the
Centre for development of the Buddhist circuit in Bihar.

PTI