The Bangladesh government has notified four routes for Indian traders to transport goods through Tripura and other northeastern states.
The four notified routes of movement are Chittagong Port-Akhaura-Agartala, Mongla Port-Akhaura-Agartala, Chittagong-Bibirbazar-Srimantapur and Mongla Port-Bibirbazar-Srimantpur.
Industries and Commerce Minister of Tripura Santana Chakma said a press conference, “India and Bangladesh have signed an agreement. This allowed Indian merchants to use the Chittagong and Mongla ports in Bangladesh to transport goods. The Government of Bangladesh has notified four routes for transportation of goods from Tripura and other northeastern states.
Vishwasree B, Director, Industries and Commerce Department, said that there is a good possibility of goods transportation on these routes.
Minister Chakma also said that Tripura is planning to set up nine haats along the border for bilateral trade at the local level.
“We have already sent a proposal to the Center to set up nine haats along the India-Bangladesh border. It is currently under consideration” she said.
Officials said that at present, Tripura has two ‘border haats’… Kamalasagar in Sepahijala district and Srinagar, in South Tripura district. Work is underway on two more ‘border haats’ at Dharmanagar in North Tripura and Kamalpur in Dhalai district.
Chakma also informed that the Asian Development Bank has agreed in principle to invest Rs 1,200 crore for building infrastructure in the Bodhjungnagar industrial area in West Tripura.