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India-Myanmar Border Opens for Trade


IMPHAL, Aug 8: India’s border with Myanmar was formally opened on Wednesday to facilitate trade between the two countries, officials said. A function was held in the morning on the Myanmar side near the international gate. Myanmar was represented by U Aye Win, the permanent secretary in the Labour ministry. Manipur’s Additional Chief Secretary S. Akhtar represented the State in the brief function, sources said. An integrated check post was also made functional from Wednesday. (IANS)