Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Sittwe Port in Myanmar

Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Sittwe Port in Myanmar

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Category : International Published on: May 11 2023

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  • Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal and Deputy Prime Minister and Union Minister for Transport & Communications of Myanmar, Admiral Tin Aung San, jointly inaugurated the Sittwe Port in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
  • During this event they received the first Indian Cargo ship which was flagged off from Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata.
  • The port will provide an alternative connectivity between Mizoram and Haldia in West Bengal or any Indian port through the Kaladan river in Myanmar. 
  • The multimodal connectivity project envisages road transport from Mizoram to Paletwa in Myanmar.
  • Sittwe Port has been developed as a part of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) funded under grant in aid assistance from Government of India. 
  • Once fully operationalized the waterway and road components of KMTTP will link the East coast of India to the North-eastern states through the Sittwe port.
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