River Dredging Planned for Development of Year-round Bangladesh-India Waterway Navigation
18 December 2017
India's Ministry of Shipping reported planned dredging works in the Zakiganj-Ashuganj section of the Kushiyara river and in the Sirajganj-Daikhowa section of the Jamuna river to help develop year-round navigation. Dredging will be executed by the two countries, subsequent to the decision taken in the meeting of the Shipping Secretaries of Bangladesh and India on 7 December 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Developing river routes on the Indo-Bangladesh protocol route will help facilitate bilateral trade and transit between Bangladesh and India. In April 2017 during Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's four-day visit to India, a memorandum of understanding was signed to develop a fairway from Zakiganj-Ashuganj and Sirajganj-Daikhowa.
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