Chittagong Port Current Affairs - 2020

India begins Trans Shipments to North East through Chittagong port of Bangladesh

On July 21, 2020, India began its trial trans-shipment of goods from India to the North East through the Chittagong port of Bangladesh. Background India and Bangladesh signed an agreement to transit goods to north east via ports of Bangladesh. Indian transshipment goods will enjoy a stay of 28-day free-stay at the ports of Bangladesh Read More…

First SEZ in Tripura to focus on agro-based food processing

The Government of India approved the first SEZ (Special Economic Zone) at Sabroom, Tripura in October 2019. Recently, it was announced that the SEZ will primarily focus on agro-based food processing. Union Government is expected to invest around Rs 1550 crore in the project. Highlights The SEZ is to be developed by the Tripura Industrial Read More…

Vijay Diwas celebrated across India

On December 16, 2019, India commemorated its victory over Pakistan in the war of 1971. India fought against Pakistan helping Bangladesh obtain its freedom and won the war. On the very same day, Bangladesh celebrates its independence. Highlights In order to commemorate India’s victory and to pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in the Read More…

Bangladesh to provide India access to key ports

Bangladesh Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved draft agreement allowing India to use its Chittagong and Mongla ports to transport cargo to and from its northeastern states. The draft was prepared after both neighboring countries had signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the use of two ports during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit Read More…