Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has advocated for a deal with Bangladesh to get access to Chittagong port for expanding business between northeast India and Bangladesh.
“Chittagong international port could play a catalyst role in the extension of business and economic growth between northeast India and Bangladesh,” he was quoted by Indian media as saying.
He said the governments of the two countries must finalise a deal in this regard, The Economic Times and Indiatvnews.com reported on Friday.
After inaugurating a photography exhibition of Bangladeshi journalists, Sarkar said if the international sea port is allowed to be used by the northeastern states, both economic prosperity and friendship among the people of the two nations would be strengthened further.
Chittagong port is one of the oldest sea ports and Chittagong is the 10th fastest growing city in the world.
A total of 44 photographs of 22 photojournalists from Chittagong are being exhibited in the three-day exhibition, which has been sponsored by Indian High Commission and Indira Gandhi Cultural Center in Dhaka.
Chittagong Photo Journalists Association general secretary Rashed Mahmud said that similar exhibition will be held in Kolkata, Kathmandu and Dhaka subsequently.