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    Conrad To Visit To Bangladesh By Road To Explore Business Opportunities

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said that the trip will strengthen ties between India and Bangladesh

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will leave for Dhaka in Bangladesh by road on November 5th, 2019 with a delegation of over 25 members to engage with business communities to explore potential economic growth between the two regions.

    Sangma took to Twitter to announce this in a short video and said, “This is a part of the Act East Policy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been talking about. Bangladesh shares 443 km border with Meghalaya and we strongly feel that there is a huge opportunity to develop several sectors like tourism, food processing, trade and education. Therefore, this trip is about connecting with Bangladesh.”

    He further said that the idea behind going by road is to experience what Bangladesh feels about the Northeastern region. “It will also foster economic growth between both the countries and strengthen ties,” he added.

    It is a four-day-long trip which will end in Tura in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Sangma will meet Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, cabinet ministers, farmers, entrepreneurs and students to explore possibilities for people of the state.

    As per reports, India and Bangladesh have trade up to 10 billion dollars and Meghalaya shares only one per cent in spite of sharing the longest border with Bangladesh.  

    Photo credit: inkhabar.com

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