New Delhi, India (BBN)-Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina would jointly inaugurate second border haat (market) in Tripura through video conferencing when the former visits Dhaka next week. Officials of Tripura’s Sepahijala district and Brahmanbaria district of Bangladesh announced that opening of the haat would take place on June 6 or 7 as Foreign Ministries of both sides are yet to finalise modalities.
District officials of Sepahijala and Brahmanbaria who constitute ‘joint border haat management committee’ met at Kamalasagar, 20 km southwest of Agartala on Wednesday to discuss arrangements and made an on spot review of work. The construction of market shed and infrastructure facilities at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore almost completed baring a few minor works, a senior official of Tripura Commerce and Industry Department told The Hindu. Sepahijala Additional District Magistrate Dilip Kumar Chakma and his Brahmanbaria counterpart Nazma Begum informed that Indian traders from India and Bangladesh can transact 16 and 15 selected commodities respectively at the haat, reports The Hindu.