15-member MPs team reviews Indo-Bangladesh trade in Tripura

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Agartala, May 29 (UNI) A 15-member team of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce today visited the Akhaura Land Custom station here and held a meeting with top officials of the state administration.

Official sources here said the team, including seven MPs and led by former Minister and Convenor of the committee Kashiram Rana, arrived this morning from Guwahati to inspect the flow of border trade between India and Bangladesh as well as export infrastructure in Tripura, including the Agartala airport.

The team interacted with the trade groups of the state to get first-hand knowledge on the existing trade and also examine problems that hampering the progress of trade between the two countries.

On reaching Agartala, the official team met police and civil officials at the Trade Centre to get first-hand information on the trade situation at different border states of Northeast and West Bengal and review the infrastructure for import and export.

They also met representatives of citizens' groups and community leaders during their stay at the border towns and met leaders of trade unions, including Indo-Myanmar Border Trade Union, Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, Manipur and Indo-Myanmar Exim Association in Imphal, the officials said, adding that the team would depart from here tomorrow.

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