Efforts made to control cross-border illegal goods

Smugling of illegal goods, including drugs, through border areas will be strictly controlled with combined inspection teams, said Salai Isac Khim, the Chin State ,minister for Electricity and Industry at a press conference held at the Summit Parkview hotel on 23rd August.

“We will make efforts to control the cross-border illegal goods with the state government. Currently, we will establish the combined teams to control at the major checkpoints,” he said.

The Chin State government decided at the meeting to organize the teams with the authorities concerned to prevent from the inflow of illegal goods across border, it is learnt.

Efforts are being made to combat the cross-border illegal goods by assigning anti-smuggling inspection teams in the towns of Falam, Paletwa and Teedim.

Chin State is witnessed to have only a little trade with India. Therefore, Chin state government is currently striving to open more border trade camps between Chin State and India to promote border trade.

Under the guidance of the Union government, the Chin State government is trying to develop trade, small-and-mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) and tourism under a fiveyear project.

Source: Global New light of Myanmar.

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