Reported on: June 01, 2012 10:32 AM
Reported in: National
Agartala, June 1 (UNB) - The high commissioners of India and Bangladesh are scheduled to visit Tripura on June 5 to oversee the border development projects, including the proposed bridge over the Feni River in Sabroom, says the Times of India.
Before leaving for Dhaka on Wednesday, state industries and commerce minister Jitendra Choudhury said the ministry of commerce had re-notified eight land custom stations (LCS) for Sabroom recently along with four border haats in the state. Sabroom LCS had been de-notified in 1996.
He said the Indian high commissioner in Bangladesh Pankaj Saran and his Bangladeshi counterpart in India Md Tarique A Karim will make a joint visit to Sabroom, which is near the India-Bangladesh border in southern Tripura, for constructing a bridge over the Feni River, connecting both the countries.
Choudhury added that the diplomats' visit will be followed by a joint secretary-level five-member delegation of both the countries. They will visit the four proposed border haats in the state and the existing land custom stations for upgradation of the infrastructure and development of bilateral trade on June 9.
Meanwhile, a 17-member delegation, led by Choudhury and including Tripura chief secretary SK Panda, is taking part in a three-day Indo-Bangla trade fair (IBTF) that began on Thursday.
The fair showcases the state's handloom and handicrafts in the fair. The chief ministers of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh and ministers and top officials of all the eight northeastern states are also participate in the fair.
Union minister of development of northeastern region (DoNER) Paban Singh Ghatowar along with his team is attending fair to boost Indo-Bangla trade and commerce, besides strengthening bilateral relations.
As many as 35 companies of both the countries are participating in eight pavilions and 33 stalls of the fair jointly organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Indian High Commission, Indo-Bangla Trade and Commerce, and Bangla Trade and Commerce.