Bangladesh Businessmen Can Get Burma Visa in One Day

Dhaka: Burma’s envoy to Bangladesh has ensured Bangladesh businessmen will be able to get a visa to travel to Burma within one day.

Burmese envoy U Min Lwin made the promise when he attended a discussion meeting with Bangladesh businessmen in Chittagong, a major port city in Bangladesh.

“A visa for any business trip to Burma would be issued within a day,” said U Min Lwin, adding that “visas will not take longer to issue.”

The meeting was held on 10 January, 2012, by Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Chittagong, where U Min Lwin presented as a guest.

Envoy U Min Lwin also told attendees about other issues, including direct road links and shipping links.

Regarding direct shipping links, he said that the shipping links from Bangladesh to Burma would be introduced soon. “A joint shipping committee consisting of members from both countries has already formed,” he said.

He also stressed the need for direct road links between Burma and Bangladesh to improve bilateral trade and business activities. Bangladesh has been keen to construct road links connecting to China in order to increase trade with China for a decade.

At the meeting, the president in charge of CMCCI, AM Mahbub Chowdhury, also delivered a speech, saying, “Bangladesh can enter the markets in Burma if it allows duty concession to exporters.”