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Trial run of inland waterway in Sept

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Aug 24 - The much-awaited trial run of Inland Waterway connecting Gomati in Tripura�s Sepahijala district with Meghna in Bangladesh is scheduled to take place in the first week of next month, said Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb in a tweet today.

In the tweet, Deb said, �Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority has given permission for trial run of voyage from Daundkandi (Cumilla) to Sonamura via river Gomati�.

�The trial run is scheduled for the first week of September 2020, during which 50 MT cement will be transported in a barge from Dhaka to Sonamura. This is for the first time in history that any kind of goods will be reaching Tripura by vessel�, he said in the tweet.

Upbeat over the development in the Indo-Bangla maritime facility, the Chief Minister congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandavia and the Bangladesh government for making a long-standing dream a reality in the making.

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