Myanmar’s cuppa gets an Indian flavour

Myanmar’s cuppa gets an Indian flavour
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First Published: Tue, Mar 13 2007. 08 06 PM IST
Updated: Tue, Mar 13 2007. 08 06 PM IST
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CHENNAI: Myanmar has sought India’s assistance to raise a tea plantation back home, besides inviting Indian companies to invest in their country’s agriculture sector, particularly sugarcane and cotton crop.
Myanmar’s agriculture ministry is ready to send people to be trained in agriculture. It also welcomes experts from India, U Kyi Thein, Ambassador Extraordinary of Myanmar to India said while inaugurating an interactive meeting on business opportunities in the south Asian country here today.
Yangon is also keen to promote tourism from both sides and was willing to extend air, land and shipping links between the two nations.
Thein said they would like to cooperate with India in the areas of Information Technology and telecom sectors and take advantage of India’s expertise in these areas.
The bilateral trade in 2005-06 presently stood at $557.68 million (Rs567.24 crore approx). “We have to find ways of extending the total trade volume we have. Among other means, there are border trade, normal trade and transit trade,” he said.
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