Trials Runs to Connect North East Through Bangladesh Ports

India will start the trial run for transporting goods between north east states and other parts using Bangladesh’s Chattogram and Mongla ports in January 2020, Bangladesh Shipping Secretary Abdus Samad said, “Fees and charges [for carrying Indian goods] will be applied as per the tariff schedule of the Chattogram and Mongla ports. We will charge fees according to the regulations.”

The expected cargo to North East is construction material, iron & steel, fertilizer, consumer goods, POL, cement etc. Foodgrains, fruits, organic products, tea, fish, jute etc are the cargo expected to be transported from the North East to various parts of India through Chattogram and Mongla ports.

On shipping and maritime affairs, India and Bangladesh have had very close cooperation in the last few years. Under the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade, in addition to the five Ports of Call (POC), Dhubri (India) and Pangaon (Bangladesh) have been added and both countries have agreed to add for more POCs in each country...........................


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