Sampark Yatra: Bus tour to Bangladesh-Myanmar begins
Guwahati, June 27 (HS): The delegation of the bus tour to Bangladesh and Myanmar, named as Sampark Yatra, left for Bangladesh from Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara early morning on Wednesday.
The 22 members’ team led by Act East Policy Affairs and Industries and Commerce Minister, Chandra Mohan Patowary, comprises of 9 MLAs and 12 senior state government officials. The team will be back to Guwahati on July 5.
The route will be Guwahati – Dawki – Tamabil – Sylhet – Sutarkandi – Karimganj – Silchar – Imphal (via flight) – Moreh – Tamu – Kale – Monywa – Mandalay – Yangon (via flight) – Kolkata (via flight) – Guwahati (via flight).
This is a part of Act East initiative of the Assam Government. The purpose of the goodwill mission is to sensitize decision makers of the locational advantage of these countries to Assam and explore potentialities of economic growth.
The delegates will have meetings with relevant stakeholders in those places like, transporters, exporters, chambers of commerce and senior government officials, which would be duly coordinated by the Indian Missions in those countries.
Aboard the bus, Minister Patowary hoped that the journey will help in reopening the old trade links between Assam and South East Asia. ‘NE and ASEAN have a long socio-cultural and historical affinity. As part of the Act East Policy, this journey will bridge people-to-people contact and boost commerce’, added the Minister.