Indo-Myanmar entry-exit checkpoint officially opened

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Pothashang News Service: Imphal, August 8, 2018: Myanmar government today has officially opened the Indo-Myanmar international land border in a ceremony held at Tamu in Myanmar which marked the abolishing of special land entry permission which was formerly required for visitors entering the country via land routes.

Consul General of India in Myanmar, Nandan Singh Bhaisora said, “This is a historic day for India and Myanmar which has been waiting for a long time.” This is going to certainly strengthen the relationship between the two countries. It will enhance the border trade. It will increases movement of people and increase cultural exchange.”

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R.K Shivchandra, convener of Act East Policy Committee said the Indo-Myanmar land border is the last border points to be officially opened in the entire Southeast Asia. We are excited that we can now travel to other Southeast Asian country easily.

Bhaisora said that opening of international entry-exit checkpoint said the government is taking up steps for the improvement of the land connectivity between the two countries and such steps will create a large number of jobs on both sides of the border.

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A conference of the two countries was held at the Integrated Check Post, Moreh on Indian side. It discussed on the opening up of International entry-exit checkpoint which will boost trade, increase people to people movement, open new avenues in tourism among others.

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