The market would remain a milestone in improving trade relations in particular and neighbourly relations in general, chairperson of Agartala Municipal Corporation Prafullajit Sinha said after inaugurating the market at Bipani Bitani.
"Relationships are always based on give and take. When we welcome Bangladeshi traders to explore market in our state, we would also be looking for transit through Bangladesh," Sinha said.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) in collaboration with the State’s Industry and Commerce Department is organizing ‘Bangladesh Expo 2013’ at the Bangladesh Market, which is beginning on Monday and would continue for seven days.
"We were given 18 stalls by the state government, where we would showcase Bangladeshi goods and also try creating a proper market of Bangladeshi goods," chairman of Bangladesh Market Limited, Mahbub Islam Runu said.
Former vice-president of FBCCI, Abul Kashem Ahmed, who led the Bangladeshi traders, said that both Bangladesh and India can gain from connectivity, trans-shipment and transit which needs to be implemented on a reciprocal basis.
Replying to a question, Kashem said, "Some political quarters in our country are trying to create confusion that there was a security threat to the country if the north eastern region is allowed transit through Bangladesh which has no basis. Rather, if transit is given, Bangladesh would get billions of money as transit fee."


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