First meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats held

The first meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Committee on Border Haats was held in the Tripura capital here on July 22-23.
In the meeting, both sides noted the positive impact of Border Haats on the livelihoods of the people living in areas adjoining the Haats, an official press release said.
Extensive discussions were held on issues related to review of operations of the four functional Border Haats and suggestions for improvement, the timeline for setting up the six additional Haats that had earlier been agreed to by both sides and the roadmap for further expansion. It was agreed that the next meeting will be held in Bangladesh on mutually agreed dates.
The Joint Committee visited the Border Haat at Kamlasagar (Sipahijala District, Tripura) – Tarapur (Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh) yesterday and appreciated its vibrant functioning. It noted the need for improvement of infrastructure.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Border Haats between India and Bangladesh signed on April 8, 2017, provides for the establishment of a Joint Committee to review the haats operations, suggest modifications in the operational modalities and propose new locations.
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