Modi to visit Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha from Friday

New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a three-day visit to Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha from February 5 to 7.

Modi will inaugurate the 12th South Asian Games at Guwahati on Friday. Eight south Asian countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – are participating in the games.

A Prime Minister’s Office release said Modi will reach Dibrugarh on Friday and inaugurate the Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd., the first petrochemical project in the entire northeast, at Lepetkata.

Modi will also dedicate to the nation India’s highest wax producing unit using indigenous technology in Numaligarh Refinery Ltd.

He will address tea workers at Moran near Dibrugarh and deliver an address at the 85th Annual Conference of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha at Sibsagar.

On February 6, the prime minister will attend the International Fleet Review at Visakhapatnam. He will also visit a maritime exhibition.

Modi will reach Bhubaneswar on February 7 and will dedicate to the nation the National Institute of Science Education and Research.

He will also visit the Jagannath Temple at Puri.

The release said Modi will dedicate to the nation the state of the art Indian Oil Refinery at Paradip.

The Paradip refinery will have a total capacity of 15 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA).

It said the Indane Maximization (INDMAX) unit at the refinery has been set up using indigenous technology to produce a higher quantity of LPG.

“The refinery is expected to unleash a new wave of industrialisation in the hydrocarbon sector, and accelerate economic development in eastern India,” the release said.

It said Modi will visit the main control room and the INDMAX unit at the refinery.

The release said Modi will then reach Visakhapatnam on February 7 afternoon and witness the operational demonstration and the international city parade at the International Fleet Review. He will also deliver an address.

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