NEFIT is organizing the BIBN Friendship International Car Rally 2023 to re-invigorate the age- old trade linkages and cultural ties with our neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. This Car Rally will certainly reaffirm the physical and emotional connectivity that binds the neighbouring countries We want to make a crucial distinction that this car rally is not a motor sport event, but a self driven expedition to explore the overland trade connectivity, and foster cultural ties and people to people contact among the neighbouring countries, which in the near future may transform into robust economic partnership and investment opportunities We believe that this kind of confidence building measures will open up new dimensions of overland trade and dispel many doubts of prospective traders. This initiative will also serve to Identify trade barriers and infrastructure bottlenecks, and help in formulating policies to mitigate them.
The BBIN Friendship Car Rally 2023 will be flagged-off from Nehru Stadium GUWAHATI on 28th September 2023 at 7:00 am IST. The rally will move via Gelephu – Dadgari Land Port (India-Bhutan border) to GELEPHU (Bhutan), THIMPHU (Bhutan), Phuentsholing-Jaigaon Land Port (India-Bhutan border), SILIGURI (India), Panitanki Kakarbitta Land Port (india-Nepal border), MITHILA (Nepal), KATHMANDU (Nepal), return back to MITHILA (Nepal) Kakarbitta Panitanki Land Port (India-Nepal border), SILIGURI (India), TURA (India), Dalu Nakugoan Land Port (India-Bangladesh border), DHAKA (Bangladesh), SYLHET (Bangladesh), Tamabil – Dawki Land Port (india-Bangladesh border) and back to GUWAHATI (India) for the Flag-down on 9 September 2023 at Guwahati
The Event is organised by NEFIT in support with North East Council (NEC), which comes under the Ministry of DONER, Government of India. NEC has extended us support for this confidence building initiative We also would like to express our gratitude to Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Road and Transport and Highway, Government of India, Dept. of Customs, Govt. of India for providing us the necessary permissions and clearance for the smooth running of the event. We would also like to offer our thanks to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi ji for his never-ending support for the economic upliftment of the North East region and the event is planned keeping in mind the 75th Year of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav We would also like to offer our thanks to the Govt of Assam, Govt of Meghalaya, Govt. of West Bengal and Boroland Territorial Region for their support. We would like to offer our special thanks to all the Diplomatic Channels of all the Countries involved in extending their full co-operation and necessary support. NEFIT expresses its gratitude to the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bangladesh), India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bangladesh), Shyamoli Paribahan (Bangladesh), Bhutan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Bhutan). Nepal India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Nepal), Nepal Tourism Board (Nepal) for extending their support