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Tripura CM and Bangladesh’s envoy meet

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in October ...

  • Mr Biplab Kumar Deb, Chief Minister of Tripura (left) meets HE?Mr Muhammad Imran, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in October asked Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Muhammad Imran, to take steps on the early completion of the ongoing projects for the benefit of the two neighbours. An official of the Chief Minister’s Secretariat said that Mr Deb and Mr Imran discussed connectivity, trade, tourism, people to people relations and economic growth. The Chief Minister also noted that goods and heavy machineries can be ferried to the northeast region from other parts of India and abroad, using the Chittagong international sea port.

Deb, who also holds the Industry and Commerce Department, later, in a tweet said: “Held a fruitful meeting with Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India, H.E. Muhammad Imran where we discussed the progress of various projects between the two nations in Tripura. Timely completion of these projects shall further strengthen India-Bangladesh relations.”

The Chief Minister, during his discussion with the visiting envoy, also referred to the under construction 12.23 km India-Bangladesh railway project involving Tripura. He also discussed several upcoming border projects, including a Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Integrated Check Posts (ICP), an under-construction bridge over river Feni in Sabroom in southern Tripura, border trade facilities in Belonia and the India-Bangladesh waterway project in Sonamura in western Tripura.

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