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Thailand focusing on Ranong port development to improve trade with India

IANS  |  Kolkata 

is focusing on developing port for improved connectivity with eastern and southern Indian ports so as to boost bilateral trade, a Embassy said on Monday.

"Kolkata is a gateway to The port, which is nearer compared with and Laem Chabang, has been operational but the (export-import) activities have been less. We are now focusing on developing to improve connectivity with Kolkata and Chennai ports as it will save distance and boost trade," said Tharadol Thongruang, (Commercial), Office of Commercial Affairs,

He said improved road connectivity will result from the completion of a highway between India, and

The three countries are working on about 1,400-km road link between and to step up ties in trade, health, education and tourism.

"The stretch from to the Thailand border has been completed. In India, the stretch between Guwahati and Dimapur too has been finished. Construction on the Dimapur-Kohima stretch is underway. It will then be connected to Imphal and further to Indian border. I think the highway should be operational in three years," he said ahead of the Thailand Trade Fair in Kolkata from September 12-16.

About 25-30 manufacturers from Thailand will participate in the trade fair organised by the Thai Embassy in association with the and Industry.



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First Published: Mon, September 10 2018. 19:16 IST