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Imphal-Mandalay Bus service likely to begin from next year

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Imphal, Sept 9: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Vikram Misri has stated that the two neighbouring country may signed ‘Motor Vehicle Agreement’ next year to launch both passenger and cargo bus service between Imphal and Myanmar.
The Indian Ambassador said this to a team of Manipur delegate comprising of RK Shivachandra, Convenor, Operationalization on Act East Policy, MLA Suchindro (@ Yaima and Journalist Sivadutta. The Manipuri delegate called on the Indian Ambassador at his official residence at Merchant Street, Yangon late yesterday evening. The meeting lasted for around 1 hour.
“India and Myanmar will signed Motor Vehicle agreement next year”, Vikram Misri said to the Manipuri delegate.
On being asked about the possibility of introducing flight service from Maynamar via Kalimiyo and Imphal at least once in a week, Vikram Misri said that the flight service can be introduce under the Prime Minister Udhan Scheme which50% subsidise rate at flight service at North Eastern states. He further said that he will put up the matter with the Chief Minister of Manipur and Union Minister of External Affairs.
Journalist Sivadutta Luwang, who was among the delegate, also apprised the Indian Ambassador to organised interation programme or academic discoursed between the journalists of Myanmar and India, particularly from Manipur to establish better ties. Mr. Misri expressed his interest of organising such programme and said that he will help everything if the Act East Policy committee constituted by the Government of Manipur  initiated in organising such programme. He further added that Students from Yangon Journalism School are sending students every year at the north eastern states to acquire experiences.            
The Manipur’s delegate also urged the Indian Ambassador to take up cultural and sports exchange programme between the two country.

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