The Centre has approved setting up five Border Trade Centres (BTC) along Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland to promote trade and commercial activities in the state.
This was stated in the annual administrative report of industries and commerce department tabled in the state assembly session which just concluded .
The BTCs will be set up at Pangshm, Lungwa and Avakhung districts.
To promote international trade and commercial activities in the state, five border points have been identified along the international border of Indo-Myanmar. They are Lungwa in Mon district, Pangsha in Tuensang district, Mim in Kiphire district, Mohe, Avangkhu in Phek district, the report said.
In the first phase, trade-related infrastructure facilities are on the anvil at Lungwa, Pangsha and Avangkhu, the report said.
Under the NEC programme, the state PWD (roads and bridges) is constructing road to Pongkhungri to the border point via Avangkhu village.