August 2019 \ News \ NEIGHBORS
Indo-Bangla cross-border waterway

The Centre has taken up with the Bangladesh government ...

Tripura Government Principal Secretary (Transport) Laihlia Darlong said that the Rs 2,483 crore was proposed for the waterway (project) between Tripura and Bangladesh to the central ministry. “The issue would also be discussed in the Foreign Secretary-level meeting in Dhaka in October. The entire expenditure of the new waterway projects would be borne by the Indian Government,” he said

Darlong also said that the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) officials also informed them that the Detailed Project Report of the proposed 18 km waterway between Gomati (Tripura) and Meghna (Bangladesh) would be finalised by September. Darlong said that to create the new waterway between the two countries, 15 km have to be dredged in the Meghna river and three km in Gomati river.

“A joint technical committee of India and Bangladesh had recently visited the proposed site at Sonamura in western Tripura, where the IWAI would construct the terminal/jetty for the proposed river waterway,” he added.