IBCC Tripura branch writes to Minister of Bangladesh seeking river transport option between two countries

The India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCC), Tripura Chapter, has written a letter to Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, Minister of Shipping of the Government of Bangladesh, asking for his intervention to facilitate transport between India and Bangladesh.

In the letter, Sujit Roy, Secretary General of IBCC Tripura Chapter and Chairman of Indian Chambers of Commerce said, “…Your approval of the escalation of border roads and river routes between Bangladesh and Tripura, India to allow freight transport vehicles and river vessels to be transported particularly along the.” Border roads can move efficiently and quickly.

IBCCI, Tripura Chapter requests your attention for Integrated Control Posts as the Akhaura, Srimantapur and Sabroom connecting roads are widened, solid carpets are put in place to facilitate the back and forth movement of trucks and we in turn have our Government of India about it as well asked the same”.

He also said that in terms of water connectivity, there may be dredging of silt and mud from the rivers in parts of Bangladesh and that some low-lying bridges just above the water surface of the rivers may impede the movement of barges, steamboats and boats.

“As such, I am asking you to take the necessary steps to raise the low-lying bridges above the river surface. Some products are exported via Benapol, West Bengal, but we are asking the Bangladesh government to create export opportunities via Tripura and the restrictions imposed by the Bangladesh government in this regard could be lifted. The rest will be delivered to you at our physical meeting. With greetings and hope for better business cooperation between Bangladesh and India,” the letter reads.

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