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Wai Wai noodles set to grow

Chaygaon (Kamrup), Jan. 25: The Nepal-based Chaudhary Group, famous for its Wai Wai brand of noodles, plans to add another noodles factory in Assam, besides increasing its capacity in the existing two, in the next three years.

“Plans are afoot to put up another factory in the state as the response has been excellent. Of the 750 million packs of noodles which the company makes in India, 450 million come from Assam,” a senior company official told The Telegraph here today.

The Wai Wai brand of noodles has become the highest selling brand in the Northeast.

The group has over 90 companies and 60 brands in 40 countries. Its existing two factories in Assam are located at Chaygaon in Kamrup district and at Silchar.

President of Chaudhary Group, Binod Chaudhary, said Assam can be an investment hub and the impression created outside the state was not correct. “We have not faced any hindrance working in the state. We have seen its transformation after we came in. The work force is excellent and keen to do hard work,” he said at a function here today.

He said the company was looking towards the hospitality sector and wanted to set up a hotel management school along with a hotel. “We are looking to set up a resort at Kaziranga also.” He also envinced interest in the education sector.

He urged chief minister Tarun Gogoi, who the chief guest at the function, to see that policies once announced by the Centre should not be stopped midway as industrialists want stability and continuity. He said 97 per cent of people employed at Chaygaon were locals and 1,000 more jobs would be created in the state in the next three years.

Gogoi said Binod Chaudhary was an excellent ambassador for Assam.