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Sonowal inaugurates Indo-Bhutan Border Centre

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Sarbananda Wednesday inaugurated the Indo-Border Centre at Darranga in Assam's district to strengthen bilateral trade with the neighbouring country.

The inauguration of the trade centre is a spontaneous response of the people of Assam, specially the people residing in the four BTAD districts of Baksa, Udalguri, Chirang and Kokrajhar, to the prevailing peaceful situation in the state, said on the occasion.

The Centre has decided to construct 264 km of border roads touching four BTAD districts of the state, he said.

The expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister for unleashing a new era of development in Northeast by enunciating Act East Policy.

He vowed to strengthen bilateral relation of with ASEAN and BBIN countries.

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

Referring to Indo-relations, Sonowal said the recently introduced flight connecting Paro-Guwahati-would take Indias relation with ASEAN countries to new heights.

He also said that the with the active support of the would revive the in Dhubri and revival work would start from next month.

Industries and Commerce Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary said on the occasion that the trade centre at Darranga besides strengthening the bilateral trade will help to economically empower the people on both sides of border.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:55 IST