India to fund Bangladesh Port
India would develop a river port in Bangladesh to ferry essentials, food grain and heavy machinery to northeast region from different parts of the country and abroad.
India's Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka, Sandeep
Chakravorty said, "To develop the Ashuganj Port on the river Meghna, India would provide necessary funds. Both northeastern states of India and Bangladesh would be benefited if the river port's necessary infrastructures were developed.” He said, "The WAPCOS is preparing a DPR (Detailed Project Report) to develop the port." The Ashuganj Port over river Meghna in eastern Bangladesh is around 40 kilometres from Tripura’s capital Agartala.
Chakravorty said that the Bangladesh Government is also keen to provide access of Chittagong international port to India.
He said, "Both the Indian and Bangladesh Governments are serious (about developing) connectivity between the two countries.”