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Indo-Bangladesh team finalised spot for 5th border haat in Tripura

Sonamura (West Tripura), Feb 27 (UNI) As decided by the authorities of India and
Bangladesh, the officials of both the countries on Wednesday visited the proposed
site at Badarpur-Jagatrampur of Sepahijala district in West Tripura for setting up of
fifth border haat.
An Indian delegation led by District Magistrate Sepahijala C K Jamatia and Bangladesh
team led by his counterpart Deputy Commissioner of Comilla Jakir Hossen Buinya along
with other officials visited the areas and interacted with the citizens.
The team has expressed satisfaction over the location and business prospects of the
people living both sides of the border.
The officials of both the countries had visited several locations of the district since
August last year and recently in district administration level meeting of two countries
had proposed Badarpur-Jagatrampur for new border haat in western border of Tripura.
Accordingly, India-Bangladesh joint committee on border haat' has finalised the spot
to set up fifth border haat after Kalaichar, Balat, Kamala Sagar and Sri Nagar.
Both the countries have agreed to share 1.3 acre of land in each side of the border to
construct the border haat. The respective government will start the works of land
acquisition in early next month as per the decision taken during joint visit, said a senior
official of district administration here today.
The delegations of both Tripura and Bangladesh also stressed on setting up a currency
exchange centre and other trade-friendly infrastructure and amenities in the proposed
border haat for both buyers and sellers.
The meeting, however, resolved to conduct frequent interaction among the officials of
both the counties to boost formal trade in the border haat to strengthen the economy of
the villages.
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