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June 1, 2023

India concluded trans- shipment trial run to connect NE using Bangladeshi Ports

According to officials, India has completed testing of trans-shipment of cargo between its northeastern states and the rest of the nation utilising two significant Bangladeshi ports.

After a tea container from Assam for Goodricke arrived at Kolkata docks via land and sea ports of the neighbouring country, the fourth and final trial run to connect Chittagong and Mongla ports to NE states via India-Bangladesh Protocol Route came to an end.

The trials were meant to be finished by December, however they were finished far sooner than expected. The project will

According to L Haranadh, chairman of Syama Prasad Mookherjee Port (SMP), the Indo-Bangladesh Protocol Route will help increase commerce movement to the northeast on interior waterways and lower freight costs.

The protocol route testing runs were to be carried out by the SMP, previously the Kolkata Port Trust. The choice

The 13th India-Bangladesh Joint Group of Customs conference, held in March, decided to carry out these trials.

According to SMP Deputy Chairman Samrat Rahi, the trial movement of Indian freight from West Bengal to northeastern states including Tripura, Assam, and Meghalaya, as well as vice versa, was successfully completed. The trial runs were intended to link Bangladesh’s land and sea ports Mongla. India has offered Bangladesh a fund to support dredging in order to facilitate mobility in the northeastern states of Tambil, Chittagong, Seola, and Bibirbazar.

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