Indo-Bangla pact to use Mongla port for Tripura

Indo-Bangla pact to use Mongla port for Tripura

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Agartala, Aug 24 :  Aiming to cater to the growing demand for petroleum products in Tripura, the Centre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh for transporting 20 LPG bullet trucks through Mongla port in Bangladesh on pilot basis.

Officials here today said that India has a supply chain all kinds of petroleum products but transportation to Tripura sometimes become challenging due to geographical reasons. The state government has proposed the Centre to talk with its Bangladesh counterpart for using their port and roads for easy transportation of essential items on urgent basis, which will be cost effective and time saving.

Besides, carrying over dimensional consignment for Palatana gas based thermal power project, Tripura has used the river ports of Bangladesh for transporting rice from Andhra Pradesh on several occasions. Two years ago, when the road condition in southern Assam was deplorable, road of Bangladesh from Meghalaya was used for carrying petroleum products in north Tripura.

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Manoj Kanti Deb said transportation of 20 LPG bullet trucks would begin within five months and accordingly the plants of Tripura can bottle up 75 truck-containers within two months and production of gas cylinders would reach 6.9 lakh per month here.(UNI)