Preparations for new Indo-Burma trade zone

Preparations are underway to establish a 2,500 hectare trade zone at the Burma-India border, at the village of Behiang in Manipur. The project was initially agreed in 2012, and is designed to facilitate trade between the two countries. The trade zone is to be funded by the Indian central government, while the strategically important road will be paid for by Manipur authorities. Bilateral trade between Burma and India is set to reach US$3 billion in 2015, according to Burmese state media.