Study team from India discusses Act East Policy

10 May 2019
Study team from India discusses Act East Policy

The Indian Consulate, in collaboration with Sagaing Region Government and Border Trade Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tamu organised a meeting for a visiting Study Team from India on 9th May, 2019.

Consul General of India in Mandalay Mr. Nandan Singh Bhaisora welcomed all the delegates and briefed them on the various steps taken by the Indian Government for implementing Act East Policy of India in Myanmar, including large connectivity projects, bilateral trade, commerce and culture.

He mentioned that since connectivity projects are in progress, the time has come to have a vision for a roadmap for the next 5- 10 years down the line for extending the Trilateral Highway to other ASEAN countries including Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, an economic corridor where movement of goods and people is made easier.

He asked the delegates to have free and frank discussions in suggesting ways to improve border trade and people to people contact as the recommendations will be submitted by the Study Team at the highest level.

Both sides strongly felt the need for upgrading infrastructure and institutional mechanisms at Tamu Moreh border as is in the case of Myanmar's border with China and Thailand.