Assam: River Transportation to Get Major Boost with Rs 3000 Crore Investment
GUWAHATI: The central government will be investing Rs. 3000 crore in Assam to develop water transportation in the Brahmaputra and Barak rivers.
The same was discussed during a meeting between chief minister Sarbanada Sonowal and union minister of state for ports, shipping, and waterways Mansukh L Mandaviya.
“During the discussion, the Union Minister shared a detailed framework of a nearly Rs 3,000 crore project for impro
ving navigability, transportation, trade and commerce on the rivers Brahmaputra and Barak, the national waterways two and 16 respectively,” said an official statement.
The proposed project will include the development of passenger and cargo terminals, multimodal logistic hubs with last-mile connectivity, and the construction of new jetties.
The project aims to boost trade in the northeastern region by enhancing the institutional capacity and existing framework of water transportation in Assam.
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