The Commerce and Industry (C&I) Minister Dr. R. Lalthangaliyana today visited Zokhawthar village located on the Indo-Myanmar border in Champhai district. C&I Minister reviewed ongoing efforts to strengthen cross border trade and implementation challenges.
Dr. A.S. Law and Justice Minister Pu T.J. Champhai South MLA Lalnuntluanga was present.
Dr. A.S. R Lalthangliana said that the development works have been hampered for some time due to Covid-1. He said that it is the desire of the government to ensure that the border trade does not hamper the livelihood of the people.
The Dzhokhwthar Land Custom Station is being upgraded at a cost of Chang Nui 1,500 to improve international border trade. Jokhawthar and Zorinpui have been selected out of 25 places recently selected for large scale international border trade in India, he said.
He said that the Zokhawthar Health Sub-Centre has been upgraded to B.Sc Nursing course, Health and Wellness Center and facilities are being renovated. He said the project would be improved with staff and equipment. He said that better and advanced education will be followed according to the need of Jokhavathar village.
Law and Justice Minister Shri T.J. Lalnuntluanga said that trade is improving through Jokhavathar. He said that the border city is an important city and business, transport, sports, education and health sectors should be developed.
He said the renovation of the Land Custom Station at Cheng Nui 1,500 was welcome. Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) should be set up instead of Land Custom Stations (LCS). Special assistance has been allocated to the state for capital investment (SASCI) fund of Rs 1,350 crore for the rehabilitation of Zokhvathar road.
Mizoram PWD’s project proposal for the construction of Rs 22.50 billion Zokhawthar Tiau river road has been submitted to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Pu Nitin Gadkari. He said that this scheme is being implemented in the country.