Syama Prasad Mookerjee port

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India signed an MoU with Bangladesh in 2015 for the movement of Indian goods in Bangladesh through waterways, rail, road, or multimodal transport. 

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata is proud to be part of this first movement of transit goods to Tripura. 

The first trial container ship from Kolkata to Agartala through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh was run in a virtual ceremony. This has been done under the Agreement on the use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports for the movement of India’s transit cargo through Bangladesh. 

The port is coordinating this movement with the help of the High Commission of India at Dhaka and Chattogram Port Authority at Bangladesh.

 

Advantages: 

  • The opening of this route strengthens the long-standing friendship between India and Bangladesh. 
  • This multimodal route is a win-win situation for both countries: 
    • For India, the route would reduce distance, time, and logistic cost for transportation of goods to and from North-East. 
    • Job creation, boosting investment in the logistics sector, integration of supply chain facilities and promotion of business services such as transport, insurance are the major advantages for Bangladesh.

Source: PIB

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