BSS: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma today highlighted the importance of ‘multimodal connectivity’ in unlocking the true potential of bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and India.
“The future of our partnership lies in efficient multimodal connectivity – encompassing road and rail, inland waterways, and coastal shipping,” he said.
The envoy was speaking at the Sultanganj Port of Call and the flagging-off of a cargo vessel from Sultanganj of Godagari upazila in Rajshahi to Maia in Murshidabad in Indian state of West Bengal, said a press release issued by Indian High Commission here.
This inauguration marks the first of the five trial movements of cargo vessels between Maia Port in India and Sultanganj, Godagari Port of Call in Bangladesh on Indo Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) Route 5 and 6.There is significant potential for cargo movement through this IBP Route, which is expected to give new impetus to the Inland waterways ecosystem in both countries.
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