BY TC News Desk
Agartala, 22nd July 2023: Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Sonamura’s Srimantapur Integrated Check Post during her state tour on Saturday. She had inaugurated the port’s current modern infrastructure back in 2016. Over the past seven years, the port’s significance has grown, which pleased the union Finance minister. This was conveyed by J.S.T and Customs Commissioner of Guwahati Zone, Yogendra Garg.
Sonamura’s Srimantapur is an international integrated check post situated at the India-Bangladesh border. As the union Finance minister Sitharaman revisited the port on Saturday. The inspection took place around 9 AM. She observed the temporary jetty and the Zero Point area on the river. The Border Guards of Bangladesh extended warm greetings on the other side of the river. After that, she held a crucial meeting with high-ranking officials from the Customs Department and the Land Port Authority.
During the meeting, she inspected the items produced by the self-help groups, including bamboo and cane products. Although she did not reveal many details about her visit to the media, Yogendra Garg, the Customs Commissioner of Guwahati Zone, mentioned that there has been considerable progress in terms of passenger and cargo movement and other various developments at the port since the last visit. This left Finance Minister Sitharaman satisfied.
Regarding the significance of this checkpoint, Yogendra Garg also highlighted the existing 13 bridges on the Gomati River, which facilitate bilateral trade with Bangladesh. When questioned by journalists, he stated that discussions on the matter would take place with the relevant authorities shortly.
It’s been quite some time since two organizations imported 2 metric tons of incense sticks to Bangladesh on Saturday.