IMPHAL: Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Monday inaugurated a two-day India-Myanmar media interaction programme here and said his government is trying to introduce a bus service between the two places to bring the people closer.
Eleven journalists from Myanmar are taking part in the event.
The Chief Minister said such interaction programmes will help bring India and Myanmar closer. "We are doing our best to introduce a bus service for the benefit of Manipur and Myanmar people. One private company is already in touch with the government on the matter. Manipur State Transport buses have been plying between Imphal in Manipur and some cities in Myanmar," he said.
Biren urged the Myanmarese journalists to do something so that the bus service between the two neighbours becomes operational.
K. Nayar of the Press Council of India and Prakash Dubey of the Editors' Guild of India were present in the programme.
The programme is sponsored by the Manipur tourism department in collaboration with Information and Public Relations department and the state level committee of the Act East Policy.
The Chief Minister also thanked Minister Counsellor (commercial), Royal Thai Embassy Thangdol Thongruang for bringing players and entrepreneurs to Imphal.
Myanmar had sent one women's football team to the ongoing Sangai International Festival in Manipur.