Modi-Hassina to gift Tripura second border haat

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Agartala: Tripura is likely to get its second ‘boder haat’ (market), during Primi Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh scheduled for Jun 06.

As per reports, Prime Minister Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hassina will be inaugurating the border haat at Western Tripura’s Kasba area. This border hat is the second in the state and the fourth along the India-Bangladesh border. It has been established at the Indian commerce ministry’s expenditure to boost trade in local produce of areas on the two sides.

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“The border haat management committee (BHMC) comprising officials of Tripura’s Sipahijala district and Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district held a meeting on Wednesday and tentatively finalised the schedule of the opening of the border haat,” District Magistrate of Sipahijala, Pradip Chakraborty, told IANS.

He said the BHMC has agreed to jointly open the border haat through a video conference system from Dhaka next month by Modi and Sheikh Hasina during the Indian prime minister’s trip to Dhaka on June 6-7.

India and Bangladesh share a 4,096-km border along West Bengal (2,216 km), Tripura (856 km), Assam (263 km), Meghalaya (443 km) and Mizoram (318 km). The two neighbours have 2,979 km of land border and 1,116 km of riverine boundaries.