India-Bhutan open new trade route

India and Bhutan opened a new land trade route. The trade route will link West Bengal’s Jaigaon with Ahlay, Pasakha in Bhutan.
Calling it a “step forward”, Indian Envoy to Bhutan Ruchira Kamboj said,” it will facilitate connectivities between our two countries in these COVID 19 times, further strengthening our special relationship.”
Consulate General of India, Phuentsholing, tweeted a 28-second video and wrote: “Celebrations Galore! Maiden movement of vehicles carrying goods and commodities through temporary Alternate Trade Route between Torsa TG, Jaigaon (India)-Alhay (Bhutan).”
The aim of this land route is to help move the industrial raw materials and goods destined for Pasakha Industrial Estate. This route will help in boosting up the trade and commerce which will lead to decongestion vehicle traffic.
Bhutan is India’s closest companion and good friend and given the wonderful bilateral relationship between our two international locations and protecting in view as effectively the continuing COVID-19 pandemic state of affairs, this entry to Ahllay ought to additional facilitate commerce and commerce between our two international locations.

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