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India, Myanmar sign MoU for bus service

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IMPHAL, Feb 19 - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between two agencies in the presence of authorities of both India and Myanmar for commencement of a bus service between the two countries.

This was disclosed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh while replying to a question by Opposition Congress MLA Surjakumar Okram on different development projects undertaken in the State under the Act East Policy during the ongoing Assembly Session today.

The MoU was signed between Shwe Mandalar Express Company Limited, Yangoon and Seven Sisters Holiday, Imphal on February 14 for commencement of the bus service from April this year.

Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has included the Imphal-Mandalay sector under the UDAN scheme.

The process of selection of the operator for the sector through bidding is likely to be finalised by March, he added.

Biren Singh said that under the Act East Policy, an integrated check post was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4, 2019 in Moreh town, which is now fully operational. He added that both India and Myanmar have agreed to open nine border haats to facilitate free exchange of locally available commodities and services. Two border haats in Manipur will be set up at Khin Man Behiang (Churachandpur district) and Khampat New Saomtal (Chandel district). In addition, two border haats are also proposed to be opened at New Tusom, Ukhrul district, and Hume Thana/Konkanthana at Kamjong district.

The Chief Minister further said that an agreement on land border crossing with Myanmar was signed on August 8, 2018 to mark the commencement of movement of people across the two countries. Major business summits and workshops have been conducted both in Myanmar and India, apart from friendly women football matches between Myanmar and Manipur to promote the cultural exchange programme, he added.

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India, Myanmar sign MoU for bus service

IMPHAL, Feb 19 - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between two agencies in the presence of authorities of both India and Myanmar for commencement of a bus service between the two countries.

This was disclosed by Chief Minister N Biren Singh while replying to a question by Opposition Congress MLA Surjakumar Okram on different development projects undertaken in the State under the Act East Policy during the ongoing Assembly Session today.

The MoU was signed between Shwe Mandalar Express Company Limited, Yangoon and Seven Sisters Holiday, Imphal on February 14 for commencement of the bus service from April this year.

Replying to another question, the Chief Minister said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation has included the Imphal-Mandalay sector under the UDAN scheme.

The process of selection of the operator for the sector through bidding is likely to be finalised by March, he added.

Biren Singh said that under the Act East Policy, an integrated check post was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 4, 2019 in Moreh town, which is now fully operational. He added that both India and Myanmar have agreed to open nine border haats to facilitate free exchange of locally available commodities and services. Two border haats in Manipur will be set up at Khin Man Behiang (Churachandpur district) and Khampat New Saomtal (Chandel district). In addition, two border haats are also proposed to be opened at New Tusom, Ukhrul district, and Hume Thana/Konkanthana at Kamjong district.

The Chief Minister further said that an agreement on land border crossing with Myanmar was signed on August 8, 2018 to mark the commencement of movement of people across the two countries. Major business summits and workshops have been conducted both in Myanmar and India, apart from friendly women football matches between Myanmar and Manipur to promote the cultural exchange programme, he added.

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