Another historic milestone in India-Bangladesh connectivity and economic partnership as the first-ever container cargo from Kolkata via Chattogram port reaches Agartala, Tripura. This will help in the further development of the northeastern region.
Earlier, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb has on Friday announced that a small ship has been scheduled to leave for Tripura’s Sonamura—the new protocol route of Indo-Bangla inland waterways on July 14 next. The ship will be reaching here in Sonamura located in Sepahijala district on July 18 next.
According to the chief Minister, this will play a huge role in augmenting Tripura’s development and surely set a new paradigm for trade and business to grow. He also informed a gathering here in Agartala organized to launch Prime Minister’s Sanman Nidhi scheme that the inland waterway connectivity would reduce the prices of essential commodities in the state once it starts functioning in full fledged.
“We haven’t even ever thought that this dream will come true in such a short period. On July 14 next a small ship will leave from Haldia port for Tripura and it will reach Tripura on July 18 next. The small vessel will be carrying TATA TMT bars. This can be seen as a big step towards becoming a model state in the days to come”, the Tripura Chief Minister told the gathering adding that the prices of essential commodities would decrease drastically in Tripura after it becomes operational.
The Chief Minister said, the new government of Tripura is keen to promote the sector of self employment. “We are surveying in the rural areas of the state. In the rural parts, 1.5 lakh shop owners will be given easy loans to enhance their working capital. The enrolled traders will also get a monthly pension of Rs 3,000 and subsequently the spouse will get half of the amount under the new scheme”, he said.
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