SMP Kolkata signs MoU to connect NE states

Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port (SMP), Kolkata, and Saif Powertec Li­mited, Bangladesh, signed an MoU on September 25, 2023 to facilitate the establishment of a new multimodal transport route. The transport route will connect SMP, Kolkata, to Northeast India via Chattogram port, Mongla port, Ashuganj river port, or the Pangaon inland container termi­nal. Moreover, a steady liner service of containerised vessels on riverine and sea routes, duly equipped with efficient handling facilities at ports, will encourage traders/cargo owners of India and Bangladesh to use waterways on a regular basis.