Sarbananda Sonowal to receive 1st Indian cargo ship at Sittwe Port in Myanmar on 9th May
Ports, Shipping and Waterways Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be receiving the first Indian cargo ship at Sittwe Port in Myanmar on 9th of this month. Development of Sittwe Port is part of the Kaladan Multimodal Transit Transport Project. Once operationalised, the Sittwe port will enable multi-modal transit connectivity with South East Asia.
The Port has been developed under a framework agreement between India and Myanmar for the construction and operation of a Multimodal Transit Transport Facility on Kaladan River connecting the Sittwe port in Myanmar with Mizoram. The route is likely to unlock tremendous economic potential for the entire Bay of Bengal peninsula.