1.0 Location and its connectivity
Nampong Land Custom Station (LCS) which was approved by Government of India way back in August, 1951 is located in Changlang District of Arunachal Pradesh. The actual distance from Nampong to Pangsu Pass (Indo-Myanmar border) Pillar No. 173 is 12 Km only. Nampong is connected by all weather metal roads with NH-153. The distance of Nampong from Dibrugarh (Assam) is 158 Kms and it passes through important towns of Assam viz, Tinsukia, Digboi, Marghrita, Ledo (starting point of the Second World War fame ‘Stilwell Road’), Lekhapani (Railhead) and Jairampur in Arunachal Pradesh. The nearest railway head (Lekhapani in Assam) from Nampong is 40 Kms and the nearest Air Traffic Runway (ATR) is Ledo, presently not functional and the nearest airport, Mohanbari (Dibrugarh) Assam is 143 Kms.
2.0 Trade activities in Pangsu Pass
The volumes of informal trade activities in Pangsu Pass have increased manifold recently due to conversion of the erstwhile Stilwell Road into NH-153. The Second World War fame ‘Stilwell Road’ which passes through Myanmar from Nampong & Jairampur, Arunachal Pradesh (India) to China via Myanmar is being used by the Myanmar traders even today. At present, the informal trade is organized twice in a month i.e. on every 15th and 30th of the month in the form of Melas or Bazaar under the supervision of district administration and the Para-Military forces. The local population of both sides has close proximity with each other in terms of racial, social, cultural, lingual and religion etc which helps and encourages for congenial development of trade and commerce activities in the region.
In pursuance of the ‘Look East Policy’ by the centre and with the introduction of South Asian Free Trade Association (SAFTA), the Central Government is giving more emphasis for proper infrastructure development of the border trade point in the region.
The infrastructure created by the Department so far, for the development of Trade Centre under Indo- Myanmar sector are as under :-
|Sl. No.||Name of Schemes/Projects||Amount in Lakhs||Physical achievement as on June 2007||Remarks|
|1||C/O RCC double storied Trade Centre with stay facilities and shopping complex at Nampong.||62.64||View||Sanctioned during 2006-07|
|2||Repairing and Renovation of land custom station Building including construction of boundary wall and retaining wall at Nampong.||30.88||View||-do-|
|3||C/O Low cost Border Hat Marketing complex at Pangsu pass||09.91||-do-|
|4||C/O SPT weighing Bridge station and a godown for land custom at Nampong.||42.78||-do-|
|5||C/O Retaining wall/ protection work at custom Residential for land custom at Nampong.||08.20||View||-do-|
|6||C/O approach road (black top) to Residential building for custom at Nampong.||04.77||-do-|
|7||Construction of custom office building at Nampong.||48.02||-do-|
|8||C/O Residential building for custom at Nampong, Type – IV 1 unit.||10.02||View||-do-|
|9||C/O Residential Building for custom at Nampong, Type-III 2 units.||12.34||View||-do-|
|10||C/O Residential Building for custom at Nampong Type- II 3 units.||15.08||View||-do-|
|11||C/O Residential Building for custom at Nampong Type- I 3 units.||12.39||View||-do-|