Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Indo-Bangla cruise for tourists to begin in March: Tipu

Published 11:20 pm | January 27, 2019

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi today said cruise ship for tourists between Bangladesh and India would begin in March.

The minister told newsmen after a meeting with acting Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Dr Adarsh Swaika at his secretariat office, said a press release.

Tipu also requested the high commissioner to ease the visa procedures for the Bangladeshi people.

Terming India as longstanding friend, the commerce minister said both the countries have agreed to work together which would help to boost bilateral trade further.

Dhaka has made proposal to Delhi to construct a land port at Chilahati frontier in Dinajpur, he said, adding, “Initiative for setting up six more border haats alongside the existing haats have been taken.”

Both the countries have a trade of $9,492 million and in last year, export of Bangladeshi products to India has been increased.

The Indian high commissioner said at first a tourist delegation of India would visit the Sundarbans in Bangladesh by river cruise.

She said her country would solve the existing problems in border haats.

Commerce Secretary Mofizul Islam and additional secretary M Shafikul Islam were present.


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