BBIN Chamber of Commerce and Industries


Strategic Significance

The BBIN’s chamber of commerce significance is not just local. India’s responsibility to put in place to curate various schemes is the biggest among 4 nations. BBIN Chamber of commerce will put into place smaller sub-regional networks and connect them to achieve regional and continental networking goals and all four countries need to work on several other fronts jointly.

BBIN Chamber of Commerce was launched in New Delhi Press Club on the 13th November 2019 with representation of all four countries. Major Chandrakant Singh addressed the Audience and the members of the press from the Indian side. Monowara Hakim Ali, the President of the Chittagong Womens Chamber of Commerce and Industries addressed from the Bangladesh side.

Press Article about the Launch of BBIN Chamber of Commerce
Members of the Delegation from the Chittagong Womens Chamber of Commerce attended the Press conference to announce the launch of BBIN Chamber of Commerce

India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) organized a meeting on the implementation of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Motor Vehicles Agreement (BBIN MVA) on 10-11 January 2018 in Bengaluru, India with participation from all countries, Bhutan was an observor member.

The Meeting finalized the protocol for passenger vehicle movement, They agreed to conduct more trial runs for the BBIN MVA along designated routes in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal and agreed to work toward finalizing the protocol for cargo vehicular movement.
Ms. Dakshita Das, Joint Secretary (International Cooperation), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, India, chaired the Meeting. In her opening remarks, she emphasized the importance of BBIN MVA in promoting regional connectivity in the subregion. Mr. Ronald Antonio Q. Butiong, South Asia Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division, ADB, co-chair of the Meeting, highlighted the critical role of the BBIN MVA in realizing seamless movement of passenger, personal, and cargo vehicles along corridors linking the BBIN countries.