"Kolkata is a gateway to India. The Ranong port, which is nearer compared with Bangkok and Laem Chabang, has been operational but the (export-import) activities have been less. We are now focusing on developing Ranong to improve connectivity with Kolkata and Chennai ports as it will save distance and boost trade," said Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor (Commercial), Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy.
"The stretch from Bangkok 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 Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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