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‘Bangla-India High Commissioners to visit Tripura’

They would also discuss matters regarding opening of border haats in four places of the state and review the conditions of the Land Custom Stations.



Agartala: The Bangladeshi High Commissioner in New Delhi and the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka are expected visit Tripura on June 5 to discuss a range of trade-related issues between the two countries, a Tripura minister said on Wednesday.

"Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Sharan and his Bangladeshi counterpart Tariq A Karim are expected to meet on June 5 and discuss a range of trade-related issues," state Industries and Commerce minister Jitendra Chowdhury said.

Among the issues discussed would be the progress of construction of a bridge over river Feni at Sabroom, a border town in South Tripura district, which would connect with Ramgarh in Bangladesh`s Chittagong division, he said.

They would also discuss matters regarding opening of border haats in four places of the state, which were already sanctioned by the two neighbouring countries, Chowdhury said, adding that the two diplomats would also review the conditions of the Land Custom Stations (LCS).

Chowdhury said, earlier in 1996 the Land Custom Station at Sabroom was shut down, but the Central government later ordered its opening for trade.

The Tripura Minister said that after the visit of the two High Commissioners, a high-level delegation of the two countries would arrive here and discuss issues related to trade.

Chowdhury said the two delegations would also visit Sabroom, where the survey for construction of the bridge across river Feni is in the final stage and review the sites for setting up new LCS and border haats.
Four border haats would be set up at Srinagar in Sabroom, Kashba in Sipahijala district, Kamalpur in Dhalai district and Raghna in North Tripura district.

PTI

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