Source: News Bharati English05 Jul 2016 09:28:02

Jairampur, July 5: Taking into consideration the significance of border trade through Myanmar, Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has emphasized on permanent opening of the border trade with South East Asian countries that will benefit the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.The Assam CM was touring the Assam-Arunachal border. While speaking to media persons during a short visit to Jairmapur on the invitation of Nampong-Jairampur MLA, Laisam Simai on Monday, Sonowal  highlighted the need to create and expand regional markets for trade, investments and industrial development.

Echoing the views of the Assam CM, MLA Laisam Simai said that the opening of border trade will tremendously boost trade and tourism in the region. ‘Opening of border trade will develop close economic and commercial ties, increasing strategic and security cooperation and the emphasising historic cultural and ideological links,’ he added.

Stating that the visit would mark a beginning of a new era, Simai expressed hope that it will help highlighting the need of the region and attract attention of the policy makers on the border trade issue. Changlang DC, SP, Jairampur ADC, ZPMs of Jairampur, Manamo, HoDs and public leaders met the Assam CM who was accompanied by Margherita MLA, Bhaskar Sharma at Jairampur Police check gate.