‘Indo-Myanmar friendship gates 1, 2 to remain closed till January 31’

A high level committee meeting between India and Myanmar will be held on January 5 in Mandalay to discuss reopening of the border by taking up all necessary measures for keeping the spread of COVID-19 in check.


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The District administrator Tamu Myanmar Kyaw Win Oo has intimated the deputy commissioner Tengnoupal district that the Indo-Myanmar friendship gates number 1 and 2 will remained closed till January 31.

The development comes three days after Lok Sabha MP RK Ranjan informed that a high level committee meeting between Myanmar-India is likely to be held at Mandalay to discuss reopening of border.

The Tamu administrator on Thursday sent an official letter to its counterpart explain that to the gate will remained closed to manage the spread of Coronavirus.

RK Ranjan speaking during a seminar on post COVID-19 cross border trade at Moreh stated that a high level committee meeting between India and Myanmar will be held on January 5 in Mandalay to discuss reopening of the border by taking up all necessary measures for keeping the spread of COVID-19 in check.

The seminar organised by the Border Trade and Chambers of Commerce (BTCC), was attended by representatives of different civil bodies of the Moreh town, Government officials among others. 

Many representatives of civil bodies, traders alike who attended the seminar aired their hardship due to the closure of the border trade. They drew the attention of the authority to re-open the border to resume normal trade.

On March 9, Manipur government sealed the Indo-Myanmar border along Moreh town in Tengnoupal district indefinitely after the country was gripped with COVID-19 pandemic. Moreh which is 110 km away from Imphal is often described as the gateway to Southeast Asia.

First Published:Dec. 31, 2020, 11:51 p.m.

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