India and Bangladesh finalise SOP on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports

The governments of India and Bangladesh have finalised the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the use of the Chattogram and Mongla ports for the movement of goods to and from India. The SOP on the use of the two ports has been finalised after the countries signed an MoU on June 6, 2015 and an agreement on October 25, 2018. Eight routes have been provided under the agreement to enable access to the north-eastern region via Bangladesh. The routes are Chattogram/Mongla port to Agartala (Tripura) via Akhura, Chattogram/Mongla port to Dawki (Meghalaya) via Tamabil, Chattogram/Mongla port to Sutarkandi (Assam) via Sheola, Chattogram/Mongla port to Srimantpur (Tripura) via Bibirbazar, and vice versa.

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