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Foundation stone laid for new border haat on Bangladesh-India border

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 04, Feb 2022
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The foundation stone for the third border haat at Kamalpur-Kumarghat on Tripura- Bangladesh border was laid on Thursday jointly by the Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb and Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi. High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami was also present on the occasion.

Inaugurating the border haat, Chief Minister Biplab Deb said that apart from enhancing  trade relations between the two countries, the border haat will also strengthen friendly relationship between the two countries. He said that eight border haats are proposed to be built on the border between Tripura and Bangladesh out of which two are already functional at Kamalasagar in Sepahijala district and Srinagar in South Tripura district. Two others are already approved.

He expressed hope that the border haat will start functioning at Kamalpur from this year. The consent for the fourth border haat at Raghna in Dharmanagar has been received on which work is expected to start from this year, said the Chief Minister.

Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said that with the improvement in trade relations between the two countries, both the countries will benefit and come closer.

High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswami underscored the positive impact of border haats on livelihoods of communities residing in border areas. Border haats have become vibrant centres of trade, people to people connect and cultural exchange between border communities.

The border haat is spread over 75 square metres and can accommodate 100 vendors on each side of the border.

Sources : News on AIR