Agartala, May 15: The Tripura government has proposed to hold next business summit involving Northeastern states, Bangladesh and Myanmar to boost international trade in NE region.
Talking to UNI here today state Industries and Commerce Minister Jitendra Choudhury said a business summit will be held here by end of this year with business leaders from the country and Southeast Asian countries.
He further stated that the decision was taken in a meeting chaired by Minister for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Mani Shankar Aiyar followed by 56th plenary session of North East Council.
He said Tripura has good infrastructure for hosting the meet and could be the gateway for trade and commerce between Northeast and Bangladesh.
He also urged the Centre to negotiate with Bangladesh counterpart to ensure enhancement of facilities like land custom stations in both sides of the borders besides widening the roads in Bangladesh from Brahmanbaria to Agartala and liberalized visa systems.
The Indian trade delegation as well as Mr Choudhury had demanded Centre to take initiative, by which Bangladesh government would allow Indian traders to use their sea and river ports including Chittagong and Ashuganj.