First cargo container reaches Agartala from Kolkata via Chattogram port
AGARTALA | JULY 24, 2020:
A spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, Anurag Srivastava, on Thursday, July 23, informed that the first-ever cargo container reached Agartala, Tripura from Kolkata via Chattogram port in Bangladesh.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Srivastava posted the following tweet, "Another historic milestone in India-Bangladesh connectivity and economic partnership as the first-ever cargo container from Kolkata via Chattogram port reaches Agartala. This will help in the further development of the North-Eastern region."
On July 17, the first trial movement of a container ship carrying steel and pulses from Kolkata to Agartala through Chattogram port was flagged off in what was considered a significant step to enhance connectivity and economic cooperation between India and Bangladesh.
Union Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya, flagged off the ship through a virtual ceremony under an agreement on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports for movement of India's transit cargo through Bangladesh.