Imphal, August 8 : In a major boost to the India-Myanmar bilateral relations, two international entry and exit points between the two countries were officially opened on Wednesday.
The entry and exit points were opened on the Moreh-Tamu border in Manipur and Sagiang division and Zokhawthar-Rihkhawdar in Mizoram and Chin state.
After opening the two major international entry and exit points, it will develop business ties between India and Myanmar and also promote tourism sector.
The Myanmar government has started facility for Visa on arrival with effect from Wednesday.
Even though, the citizens of the both neighbouring countries are allowed to free movement up to 16 kms of their territory.
The landmark Land Border Crossing Agreement between India and Myanmar was signed on May 11 this year.
A special function was held at the India-Myanmar Friendship Bridge near Moreh to open Moreh-Tamu entry-exit points in presence of U Aye Lwin, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Labour, Myanmar government, Dr Suhel Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary of Manipur government.
Following the opening ceremony at the India-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, the Myanmar government delegation team was given a tour of the Integrated Check Point (ICP) facilities at Moreh in Manipur.
On the other hand, U Salai Lian Luai, Chief Minister of Chin state, Pu H Rohluna, Mizoram Commerce and Industries minister were present in the opening ceremonial function of Zokhawthar-Rihkhawdar border points.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)