Meghalaya Guv inaugurates Integrated Check Post at Dawki

Staff Correspondent
 SHILLONG, Feb 13 – Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad today inaugurated the Integrated Check Post at Dawki on Indo-Bangla border, which is likely to boost trade and tourism between the two nations.The inauguration was attended by delegates from Bangladesh, which included Zahid Hasan, Additional Director General, Sarail Region, Border Guards Bangladesh and Inspector General BSF Meghalaya Frontier P K Dubey.

The ICP has been competed in a record time of one year. Last year in January, Union Home Minister (State), Kiren Rijiju laid the foundation stone of the Rs 92.34 crore ICP project, which is spread over an area of 22 acres.

Dawki ICP is the third being built in the region apart from Agartala ICP, which is operational and Moreh ICP in Manipur. The Land Port Authority of India (LPAI) developed the ICP.

Meanwhile, Prasad promised all assistance in developing the tourism potential in the area. “Will take up necessary steps to promote tourism in the area,” the Governor assured.

There have been proposals for a “Joint Retreat Ceremony at ICP, in line with the retreat ceremony at Wagah border with Pakistan, to attract tourist to the ICP.

Appreciating the duties performed by the BSF, he said, “Being the world’s largest border guarding force, it has a glorious saga of valour, sacrifice and dedication and stood up to every challenge which the country has faced during the last 52 years,” the Governor said.

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