Bangladesh offers Chittagong port use to India
11th May, 2022
Bangladesh offered its main seaport - Chittagong Port - to India's north-eastern states like Assam and Tripura to enhance connectivity between the two neighbours.
- The Chittagong or Chhatogram port is one of the important seaports of Bangladesh, located in the region of Chittagong hill tracts.
- Due to the sea port's close proximity with North-Eastern Indian states, the port facility has the potential to significantly boost economic activity in the North-East Indian states, providing close access to global shipping lanes.
- Earlier in the year 2010, India and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow for the use of Chittagong and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for the movement of goods to and from India.