Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma left for Dhaka with a twenty member delegation on Tuesday.
Conrad, who is on a four-day trip to Bangladesh from Tuesday to Friday, is planning to engage with business communities, traders and government to explore potential of economic growth between the two regions.
Meghalaya ministers Lahkmen Rymbui, Sniawbhalang Dhar and Banteidor Lyngdoh are accompanying the delegation comprising government officials, entrepreneurs and tour operators.
Sangma said that he is planning to discuss ways of developing Shillong as a tourist hub as it is the nearest hill station to Bangladesh.
He also said that he is planning to explore ways of developing Meghalaya as an eco tourism and retreat tourism destination.
Sangma also added that he is planning to explore possibilities of developing agricultural and horticultural trade between Meghalaya and Bangladesh.
He also said that he is planning to expand border trade between Meghalaya and Bangladesh which shares a 443 km border with each other.
Sangma is planning to increase the number of border haats between Meghalaya and Bangladesh,
He also said that he is planning on youth exchange programmes among students of Meghalaya and Bangladesh which will contribute to educational and cultural development between both the places.