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Sonowal opens trade centre along India-Bhutan border

IANS  |  Darranga (India-Bhutan Border) 

In a bid to strengthen bilateral trade between and Bhutan, on Wednesday inaugurated Indo-Border Trade Centre at Darranga in of district.

With the inauguration of this centre, the volume of trade between and Bhutan, which has been going on since centuries, is expected to reach new heights.

termed the day as a red letter day and said that inauguration of the trade centre will lead to strengthening of India-relations.

Stating that the inauguration of the trade centre is a spontaneous response of the people of Assam, especially those residing in Baksa, Udalguri, Chirang and Kokrajhar districts, to the prevailing peaceful situation in the state, the said that the centre is a result of cooperation of the people of the four districts extended to the

said for the development of state, especially the BTAD (Bodoland Territorial Area Districts), 264 km of border roads touching four BTAD of the state would be constructed.

He also expressed his gratitude to for unleashing a new era of development in the Northeast by enunciating Act East Policy, with which he vowed to strengthen bilateral relation of with ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) countries.

The also thanked both and for opening their consulates at Guwahati which has given renewed thrust to the relations with the countries neighbouring Assam.

Sonowal said that newly introduced flight connecting Paro-Guwahati-would take India's relation with ASEAN countries to new heights.

He said that the state government, with the support of the Central government, would revive the in Dhubri, work for which would start from next month.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 22:08 IST
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