In­dia to fund Bangladesh Port

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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.”

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