High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguli Das inspected the ongoing construction of the Feni Bridge known as Maitree Setu in Chattogram yesterday.
Being developed as a corridor for trade and commerce between India’s North-East and Bangladesh, the bridge will connect Tripura with Chittagong port of Bangladesh. It will provide direct road connectivity between South Tripura and Chittagong allowing India to use Chittagong as a “port of call” and promoting trade, tourism and people-to-people ties.
The bridge will facilitate carrying of heavy machines and goods to and from the northeastern states and the rest of India via Bangladesh through Chattogram. The foundation of the bridge was laid in 2015 jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The bridge is being constructed by the National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd of Ministry of Road and Transport highways, govt. of India at a cost of over 82 crores rupees. The project is scheduled to be completed by April next year.
The High Commissioner was welcomed in Feni by the Upzila Chairman Bishwa Tripura.