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Munshi: Indo-Bangla cruise for tourists from March

  • Published at 11:11 pm January 27th, 2019
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The minister told reporters after a meeting with acting Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Adarsh Swaika at his secretariat office

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

The minister told reporters after a meeting with acting Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Adarsh Swaika at his secretariat office, reports BSS.

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, “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 will visit the Sundarbans in Bangladesh by river cruise.

He said his country will solve the existing problems in border haats.

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