Sonowal, Union minister discuss ways to boost water transport

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday held a discussion with Union Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Mansukh L Mandaviya with an aim to improve water transport in Brahmaputra and Barak rivers for better trade and commerce. During the discussion, Mandaviya shared a detailed framework of a nearly Rs 3,000-crore project for boosting navigability, transport,.

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IFFCO jetty work stopped over green norm violation

Work on a pontoon jetty of 1,500 tonne capacity being undertaken by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) on banks of Mahanadi river near Musadiha, has been stopped by the Water Resources department for violation of norms. IFFCO had started construction of the jetty for operating its barges without obtaining no-objection certificates from Water Resources department.

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IWAI eases tender terms for privatising 3 river terminals NW1

The Inland Waterways Authority of India has eased tender terms for privatising the multi-modal cargo terminals at Varanasi, Haldia and Sahibganj on National Waterway 1. The three multi-modal terminals were built by the waterways development agency on the 1,390-km along river Ganga with World Bank funding. Sahibganj Terminal In November, IWAI issued a global tender.

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World Bank Approves $105 Million Project to Improve Waterways in West Bengal, India

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a $105 million project to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in the capital city of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. The West Bengal Inland Water Transport, Logistics and Spatial Development Project will facilitate passenger and freight movement across the Hooghly river; undertake spatial planning to.

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Water transport with Bangladesh comes to a standstill

The much-hyped resumption process to transport commercial goods through waterways with Bangladesh has come to a standstill despite the dredging of the Barak and the Kushiara rivers just after the ‘Namami Barak’ in 2016. The Indo-Bangladesh export and import agencies were looking forward to this safe and also affordable means of transport. But now, they.

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A.P. Govt. encouraging inland waterways to reduce logistics cost

Special Chief Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Infrastructure and Investment R. Karikal Valaven on Friday said that the State government wanted to encourage the establishment of multi-modal logistics parks in Anantapur and Kadapa districts. Speaking at a conference on ‘Economic Prosperity through Logistics’, organised in virtual mode by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Mr. Valaven.

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Shipping Ministry issues draft Coastal Shipping Bill, 2020 for suggestions

The Shipping Ministry on Thursday said it has issued draft ‘Coastal Shipping Bill, 2020’ for public consultation, in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for augmenting people’s participation and transparency in the governance. As the shipping sector grows and evolves in the country, a need was felt to have a separate legislation on coastal shipping, which.

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GSL’s first inland water vessel leaves Vasco for Varanasi

Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on Monday flagged off a 20m passenger ferry, built for the Uttar Pradesh government. The passenger ferry, marks GSL’s entry into the inland waterways market, said chairman and managing director of GSL B B Nagpal. Ordered by the UP Rajkiya Nirman Nigam for Rs 10 crore under the Centre’s PRASAD scheme,.

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IIT Madras develops solar-powered autonomous survey craft for Indian ports, inland waterways

Indian Institute of Technology Madras researchers have developed a solar-powered unmanned autonomous survey craft for Indian ports and inland waterways. It can undertake autonomous hydrographic and oceanographic surveys and provide real-time data transmission over a long distance. This system could be equipped with an echo sounder, GPS System and broadband communication technology, capable of delivering precise.

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India-Bangladesh trade begins through waterways

After years of suspension of trade with Bangladesh by waterways, it augurs well for the people of Barak Valley, Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur that it has begun again. The previous governments at the Centre and Assam have been dragging their feet on this vital issue to resume trade with Bangladesh; and this has been held.

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