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State to connect with Myanmar through waterways: officials


By TC News Desk

Agartala: October 31. The state government has started working to connect the state with Myanmar through Kaladan River and works have also been started for setting up another multimodal logistic hub in the bank of river Gomati that flows down to Bangladesh.

Speaking with reporters Special Secretary Sandip R Rathore said that due to the improvement of the transport system, tourism and trade are expanding in the state. In addition to increasing rail, road and air services, water transport infrastructure is being developed.

“Construction of another multimodal ‘logistics hub’ on the banks of river Gomati at Udaipur has started. 20 acres of land has been allotted to the Transport Department to implement the scheme, and another 36.33 acres of land is proposed to be settled. Preparation of DPR for this project has already started. Also, with the aim of making Tripura the gateway to South-East Asia through the International Kaladan Multimodal Project of the Government of India, plans have been made to connect Tripura by waterway through the Kaladan River in Myanmar to Sittwe and Palatwa seaports by using Kolkata, Coxs Bazar, Chittagong and Ashuganj ports in Bangladesh”, the official said.

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