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Centre to improve border trade through Arunachal


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Itanagar: The Centre was exploring all possibilities to improve the existing border trade between India and Myanmar through Pangsau Pass in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Centre was exploring ways to improve the trade through Pangsau pass and would also help in infrastructure development of the area, Additional Director General of Foreign Trade V K Gupta said on Monday.

Gupta accompanied by Arunachal Pradesh Trade and Commerce director Tokong Pertin and other senior officers visited the border town on Sunday to assess border trade potentials and interacted with Myanmarese and Arunachalee traders.

In 2006 a border centre was set up Pangsau Pass for collecting first hand knowledge to promote border trade between Myanmar and India.

Panngsau Town Peace and Development Committee chairman Thay Aung demanded that all types of construction materials, edible items, electronic items, sport items, stationeries, petroleum products like petrol, diesel beside medicine and utensil should be allowed to be traded through the border.

He also requested for repair of rest 3-km historic Stillwell road from Indo-Myanmar border point to Pangsau town for smooth traffic movement and proposed that Myanmar could export gold dust, jade, timber, mustard seed, ginger, poultry birds, goat, pig and cardamom.

At present, the informal trade is organized thrice in a month — on every 10th, 20th and 30th — by organizing melas or bazaar, the ADC disclosed adding.

Arunachal tribe to get

new name

The long-felt demand of the people of West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh for changing the nomenclature from Galong to Galo tribe has been finally fulfilled with the Parliament passing the bill on Monday.

“The Lok Sabha yesterday passed the amendment bill for changing the nomenclature to Galo from Galong by removing the suffix ‘ng’, a genuine demand the community has been making since years,” Chief Minister Nabam Tuki announced at a public meeting at Aalo, the headquarters town of the district on Tuesday. (PTI)


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