Tripura's Commerce Minister Jitendra Chaudhury has proposed that Bangladesh set up markets along its border with the Indian state in order to exploit trade potential.
The proposal came during the visiting minister's meeting with Commerce Minister Faruk Khan at his Secretariat office in Dhaka yesterday.
Chaudhury said he had already sought permission from his central government for setting up such border haats.
He said his state has already selected seven spots along the border areas for establishing makeshift markets where buyers and sellers from both the countries can gather.
The Indian minister also invited Bangladeshi businessmen to attend the weeklong Agartala Trade Fair, due on December 28, to tap bilateral trade potential.
Faruk Khan said Bangladesh plans setting up 10-15 border haats in near future if positive feedback is found from Sunamganj and Kurigram border haats, which are expected to be open early next year.