ITANAGAR, Nov 7 - Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra today suggested that all formalities for setting up border haats at Pangsau Pass must be completed at the earliest so that the haats could be opened before Pangsau Pass Festival to be held in January next year.
The Governor made the suggestion when the members of the �core group on border trade� headed by State Assembly Deputy Speaker Tesam Pongte called on him at Raj Bhavan here today. Pongte was accompanied by Nampong MLA Laisam Simai, Namsai MLA Zingnu Namchoom, and Trade and Commerce Director Tokong Pertin.
The Governor has been advocating for enhancing border trade with Myanmar through Pangsau Pass in Changlang district.
The core group, which visited the land customs station at Moreh in Manipur last month to familiarise with the border trade system being followed there, apprised the Governor about its findings.
The Governor advised the core group to submit its report to the State Chief Secretary to expedite the process of making the Pangsau Pass border haats functional at the earliest.
He also asked them to prepare a report, with due vetting by the State Government, and meet the Special Secretary, Border Management in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in New Delhi to obtain necessary sanction and orders for early operation of the border trade point at Pangsau Pass on the India-Myanmar border.
Pangsau Pass Haats, once developed and made operational, will definitely have a positive impact on the rural economy of the area and its people, the Governor said.