Bangladesh firm to operate Kolkata river terminal
A Bangladeshi company will manage inland river terminals in Kolkata and Patna to promote Nepalese trade with and through India. Union Shipping secretary Gopal Krishna will handover Summit Alliance Port East Gateway (India) Ltd (SAPEL), subsidiary of Bangladesh’s Summit Alliance Port
Ltd, a 30-year right to operate and maintain two inland water jetties (GR Jetty-1 and GR Jetty-2) in Garden Reach area of the city on revenue-sharing basis. SAPEL was selected through global tender, in 2017, for operation and management of Kolkata and Patna terminals as part of the `5,369 crore
Jal Marg Vikash Project to promote inland river transport between Varanasi and Kolkata on Ganga.