Tripura inaugurates a series of cargo transport trials through the port of Bangladesh

Trial of transporting goods from Kolkata to the northeast via the port of Bangladesh carried out successfully.

Agartal:

The trial transport of goods from Kolkata to the northeast via the port of Mongla in Bangladesh has been successfully carried out, with Union Minister Pratima Bhoumik receiving a shipment in Sepahijala district of Tripura, officials said. responsible.

The movement of goods from the port of Kolkata in West Bengal to the northeastern states of the country via the India-Bangladesh protocol route will not only reduce transit costs and time but also help boost the economy, have- they stated. “A cargo reached Srimantapur LCS (Land Customs Post) from Bangladesh today (Tuesday). It will be transported to Silchar later.

“This is an experimental cargo movement from Kolkata to Srimantapur via Mongla Port-Bibir Bazaar in Bangladesh. It has created a new scope for transporting consignments. Once the system is regularized, several items could be transported to the northeastern states via Bangladesh,” said Mr. Bhoumik, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment.

Tripura Industries and Commerce Minister Santana Chakma and Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Chittagong Dr. Rajiv Ranjan were present at Srimangapur LCS when the cargo arrived.

An agreement and standard operating procedure on the use of Chittagong and Mongla ports for the movement of goods to and from India has been signed by the two countries.

“One consignment was successfully transported from Chittagong Port to Akhura Integrated Checkpoint (Agartala) in 2020. This time another consignment came from Kolkata to Srimantapur via Mongla Port (Bangladesh) on a trial basis and the process was smooth,” Land Ports Authority of India, Debasish Nandi, Agartala’s director, told PTI.

The Ministry of Transport will prepare a final report and discuss with its Bangladeshi counterpart the regularization of transportation of shipments to the northeast, he added.

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