Bangladesh keen to set up border ‘haats’: Meghalaya Deputy CM
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, on February 24 informed that the Bangladesh Government is keen to open more border haats and an additional land custom station in East Khasi Hills.
Talking to reporters after a meeting with the Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Muhammad Imran, Tynsong informed that the Bangladesh High Commissioner to India would visit Dawki on February 25 and also a few places which are proposed for setting up of the additional land custom station.
“We need an additional land custom station in East Khasi Hills since the present land custom station at Dawki is over congested because of the increase in the export activities with Bangladesh,” Deputy Chief Minister said.
He also informed that the State Government had earlier proposed a total number of 12 areas to the Centre for setting up new border haats and land customs station along the international border.
Meanwhile, the Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Muhammad Imran said, “We discussed about corporation between two countries especially Meghalaya and we are going to visit the border points.”
Expressing hope of improved ties between the two countries, Imran said, “We hope that there will be more interactions between the two countries and development together.”
“Bangladesh has developed a lot now, and we can share our experiences and learn from each other,” he added.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)