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Bangladesh has sought access to the Kolkata port to carry out export-import activities, according to sources. The access may help Bangladesh attract Indian investments in designated Special Economic Zoness on the West Bengal border.

A formal presentation in this regard was placed during Commerce Secretary-level bilateral talks in Dhaka on February 7 and 8.

The proposal, which came through the bilateral platform, will contribute to the BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) sub-regional initiative.

Nepal and Bhutan have access to Indian ports through the bilateral framework. Both the Himalayan countries also access Bangladesh through Indian territories. While Nepal accesses Bangladesh by road, Bhutan uses both road and inland waterways.

 

Source: thehindubusinessline


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