Bangladesh wants corridor through West Bengal to Nepal, Bhutan

Bangladesh wants corridor through West Bengal to Nepal, Bhutan
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Jul 30 2009. 04 30 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jul 30 2009. 04 30 PM IST
Agartala: Bangladesh wants a corridor through West Bengal to revive bilateral trade with Nepal and Bhutan, Tripura Chamber of Commerce and Industries (TCCI) president M L Debnath said on Thursday.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told him on 21 July in Dhaka on the sidelines of a Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) business meet, that her government wanted a corridor through Bhurimari and Banglabandh land ports in West Bengal to revive bilateral trade with Nepal and Bhutan, Debnath said.
Sheikh Hasina also expressed interest to open border haats along the Indo-Bangla border to enhance bilateral trade, he said.
Debnath said that the Bangladesh government has urged railway minister Mamata Banerjee to reopen abandoned rail links between India and Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, a 14-member team of Bangladesh tour operators today left for Dhaka after spending three days here.
During their stay, they visited some eco-tourism spots and held meetings with local businessmen.
This was the first business tourism trip to Tripura that was organized by Indo-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
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