India to begin Dredging works in rivers of Bangladesh for round the year navigation

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 20-12-2017        Tweet

NEW DELHI: As agreed during the meeting of the Shipping Secretaries of India and Bangladesh held at Dhaka on 07th December 2016, it has been decided to undertake dredging in two stretches of Indo-Bangladesh Protocol route i.e. Zakiganj-Ashuganj of Kushiyara river and Sirajganj-Daikhowa of Jamuna river in Bangladesh so as to develop the protocol route for round the year navigation.

In this regard, India and Bangladesh have agreed to adopt a cost sharing ratio of 80:20. The dredging operation is envisaged to be executed jointly by the Governments of the two countries.

This information was given by Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways and C&F Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya in the Rajya Sabha.