Tripura CM praises Sheikh Hasina

Srimantapur:Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today praised the Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking a positive role in implementing bi-lateral issues related to the state.

“Due to people’s cooperation during the independent 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 bi-lateral 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 the state capital Agartala.

The multi-facility IDC was inaugurated by Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman here bordering Comilla district of Bangladesh to boost bilateral trade and official immigration of the people of the two countries.

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 the Sepahijala district and the state government has a plan to develop the Sonamura town into a commercial hub.