Mizoram, one of the seven northeast states of India is eagerly waiting to launch a robust border trade with Bangladesh when border infrastructures, now under construction, will be ready for operations.
At the same time Meghalaya, another of these hopes that the land agreement that was signed between India and Bangladesh would give a fillip to trade, commerce and tourism between the two countries.
Mizoram will also launch direct trade with Myanmar as an integrated border outpost has recently been open said Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla in Aizawl , the capital of Mizoram on Saturday.
The border infrastructures include an integrated check post at Kawrpuichhuah in eastern Mizoram along Bangladesh frontier and when constructed will facilitate the much awaited border trade with Bangladesh.
Meanwhile an integrated check post was opened at Zokhawthar in eastern Mizoram along Myanmar border and this is expected to enhance border trade with Myanmar, Lal Thanhawla said after unfurling the national flag at the Assam Rifles ground here, celebrating 69th Independence Day of India.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, of Meghalaya, another of the seven states said on the same day on Saturday said in the state capital Shillong, the land agreement that was signed between India and Bangladesh would give a fillip to trade, commerce and tourism between the two countries.
Celebrating the Independence Day of India he said the border settlement would also go a long way in improving the law and order climate along the border besides the bilateral relations between the two neighbouring countries.
Sangma said, adding that Meghalaya gained 240.578 acres of land, and Bangladesh would get to retain about 41.702 acres from the India-Bangladesh land deal agreement.
"It is my earnest hope that what was once a boundary of discord will now turn into an area of vibrant trade and commerce to build a bond of friendship," Indian news agency IANS quoted his as saying.