AIZAWL, Dec 15 - Land Ports Authority of India (LPAI) Director (Project) Col Raman Kumar Sharma, who visited the Indo-Bangladesh border in south-west Mizoram today, said the Ministry of Home Affairs was keen on completing the Integrated Land Check (ILC) Post there, which would boost trade between Bangladesh and Mizoram.
Sharma, accompanied by Mizoram Trade and Commerce Minister Dr R Lalthangliana and other officials, visited the site of the ILC post at Tlabung along the Bangladesh border. He said that two LPAI consultants would visit the site on December 17 to conduct a ground survey.
�Once completed, the ILC post will boost trade between India and Bangladesh through Mizoram,� Sharma said and requested the local people to extend cooperation to the project.
It may be mentioned here that the survey report for the Kawrpuichhuah ICP was submitted to the Union Home Ministry in 2005 and 74.37 acres of land were acquired for the project.
On January 17 this year, the State PWD submitted a detailed project report amounting to Rs 230 crore to the Union Ministry of External Affairs for construction of a double-lane concrete bridge over the Kawrpui river to link Kawrpuichhuah with Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, a road between Tlabung town and Kawrpuichhuah, where the ILC post will be established, is under construction. The constructing agency has completed 74.77 per cent of the 11.58-km road and 98 per cent of culverts have already been constructed.
Meanwhile, Dr Lalthangliana said the Tlabung town would be connected from the Lunglei town via a double-lane road, for which a survey has been completed. The distance between Lunglei and Tlabung is 100 km.
The Tlabung-Kawrpuichhuah road and the Lunglei-Tlabung road are equally important for completion of the integrated check post, Lalthangliana said and urged officials to expedite the construction works.