Laisam Simai
Nampong legislator Laisam Simai calls on Arunachal Pradesh governor BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar on Thursday. Image credit - Northeast Now

Nampong legislator Laisam Simai on Thursday called on Arunachal Pradesh governor BD Mishra at Raj Bhavan in Itanagar where they had discussion on border trade at Pangsau Pass near Nampong in Changlang district with Myanmar.

During the meeting, the governor said cross-border trade is an effective mechanism for boosting the local economy as well as social development, especially along international boundaries.

“Border trade route with Myanmar will help to boost the local economy and promote cultural exchanges between India and Myanmar,” Mishra said and advised the MLA to take the required initiatives to start it at the earliest.

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The governor, who has visited the border trade point at Nampong, advised Simai to visit Moreh in Manipur with a study group to make the Pangsau Pass border huts more effective and secured.

Moreh is a town located along the India-Myanmar border in the Tengnoupal district of Manipur.

On his part, the governor spoke to his counterpart, Manipur governor Najma Heptulla to facilitate the visit of the team of Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Tesam Pongte and MLA Simai from Arunachal Pradesh to Moreh to study the border trade.

Mishra further said arrangements for border trade and tourist visits at Pangsau Pass should be made the best in the country.

He also advised the MLA to convene meetings to promote ‘homestay’ provisions during Pangsau Pass festival in Nampong town.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com

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