The Union Cabinet
chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved MoU
between India and Bangladesh for fairway development of
Ashuganj-Zakiganj stretch of Kushiyara river and Sirajganj-Daikhawa
stretch of Jamuna river in the Indo-Bangladesh protocol route by
undertaking necessary dredging jointly by the two countries.
The MoU will considerably reduce the logistics cost of cargo movement to
North Eastern India. It will also reduce the congestion through the
Siliguri Chicken’s Neck corridor.