Myanmar ministry of commerce is preparing to open border markets on Myanmar-India border, the state media reported.
Markets will be opened in villages of Tiddim, Tunzan, Kyeekha, Leshi, Lahal and Tamu in Sagaing Region and Chin State.
“We are planning to open first border markets on Myanmar-India border. It would be made possible after consultations at region/state level and with locals. Khinman, Laylet, Dakhai, Tiao, Fatan, Kahibai, Baphai, Hanlan, Pankwa and Zotae border markets will be opened in Myanmar side,” director U Teza Aung Win of regional trade division is quoted as saying by the New Light of Myanmar.
Myanmar has set to expand more markets in Sunmara, Yankwin, Ponnyo and Khampet India as India has planned some in the India side.
Recently, India and local government of Sagaing Region launched a bus line plying between the India border town to the region’s capital Monywa and the Myanmar’s cultural city Mandalay.
There would be 10 markets in border towns and the first of it kind will be opened in Naga Self-Administered Zone north of Shan State.
The director also told Myanma Alinn that they would be upgraded to border trade camps, building on their success.
source: myanmar update