Yangon visa facility available at Moreh
Source: The Sangai Express
Imphal, January 21 2010: To go to Myanmar, one does not need to go to Kolkata for getting the required visa anymore. The same can now be availed from the border town of Moreh. This was disclosed by president of Indo-Myanmar Fraternal Alliance RK Subaschandra during a press conference at the office chamber of Education Minister L Jayantakumar here this afternoon. Subaschandra informed that the approval for providing visa facility at Moreh has been given as a result of the consistent efforts made jointly by Indo-Myanmar Fraternal Alliance and Myanmar Diamond Place Company Group. Earlier, any individual who wished to visit Myanmar, either for trade or tourist purpose, had to go to Kolkata for getting the required visa. This had cause lot of difficulties to the people, he said. Subaschandra explained that SDPO, Moreh who would also be the Immigration Officer of the country would be responsible for issuing group visas. The visas would be issued after the officer establish communications with Myanmarese authorities on-line. Likewise, people of Myanmar who would like to visit Manipur or any other parts of India have to approach their authorities concerned for getting the visa from the Immigration Officer of India. Besides, Education Minister L Jayantakumar, Tourism Minister TN Haokip and Tourism Commissioner KK Chhetry were also present during the press conference.