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Tripura CM praises Hasina

By The Assam Tribune

SRIMANTAPUR (TRIPURA), Jan 11 - Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has praised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking a positive role in implementing bilateral issues related to the State.

�Due to people�s cooperation during the independence struggle of Bangladesh, Tripura always finds a place in the heart of the neighbouring country. The government led by Sheikh Hasina always take a positive role in implementation of any bilateral issue related to Tripura,� Sarkar said.

He was speaking on the occasion of inauguration of an Integrated Development Complex (IDC) here, about 60 km from State capital Agartala recently.

Sarkar said, Tripura Government has submitted a proposal for creating a new waterway through Gomati, the all important river flowing in both the countries, to the Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari who showed a very positive response.

�The Centre has asked us to increase the navigability of the rivers so that small ships (Bazra) could cruise along the river�, he added.

Sarkar said, Srimantapur (IDC) falls under Sonamura subdivision of Sepahijala district and the State Government has a plan to develop the Sonamura town into a commercial hub. � PTI

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