Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, who is on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, called on Premier Sheikh Hasina and discussed trade opportunities between the State and Bangladesh. Sangma is in Bangladesh to pursue expansion of trade and tourism in order to improve the economy of Meghalaya, as it shares a 443 km-long border with Bangladesh.
Sangma and Hasina during the hour-long meeting, discussed at length, business avenues between the State and the neighbouring country and on developing the trade ties with the region, according to officials. He also invited Bangladesh to participate in the Northeast Food Show, scheduled to be held in the State between December 4to 6. The Chief Minister shared that different countries and more than 300 companies will participate in the food show. ‘We will have the biggest names in the industry, policymakers, farmers, traders and suppliers. There will be up to 3000 farmers who will participate and it will be a great opportunity. I invite participants from Bangladesh to also take part in the food show.’
He added, ‘We felt there is some gap in the system, in our communication and our initiative and that we need to work on them. We want to give the entire industry, the sectors, the movement and trade that are already taking place a better and formal structure and facilitate, wherever necessary’.
Earlier the same day, the delegation led by Sangma met Pran Agro Ltd chairman Ahsan Khan Chowdhury and sought the company’s investment in Meghalaya. ‘I was really glad to learn about their food products and I was really impressed to see the kind of enterprise and the vision he has,’ said the CM.