People of Northeast should get benefit from trade and commerce with South Asian countries; this was pointed by Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu.
“In terms of trade and commerce, the 21st Century will belong to the South East Asian countries and considering our proximity, both geographical and cultural, we should take full advantage,” suggested CM while interacting with President of the Council of Naga Affairs in Myanmar, Athong Makur, adding, “Northeast should not be a mere corridor for trade and commerce with the neighbouring countries but should be the hub so that the people of the area too.”
The CM further assured that he would take up with the Government of India to improve roads and communications in the area. The Government of Nagaland has earmarked three International Trade Centres at Pangsha, Longwa and Avangkhu.
Makury meanwhile said that there are better trade routes than Moreh in Manipur. “Avankhu in Meluri Sub Division of Phek district has more potential and that transportation of goods from the SE Asia to Avankhu would be easier.”