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Indo Bangladesh Protocol

Indo Bangladesh Protocol
 

Indo - Bangladesh Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade :

In terms of the Protocol agreement concluded between the Governments of India and Bangladesh and valid till October 2001, both the countries have to make mutually beneficial arrangements for the use of their waterways for commerce, maintaining the laws of the both countries. The two Governments agree to share the inter country trade and transit cargo on an equal tonnage basis (i.e., 50:50) by the vessels of signatory countries to and from ports of call / including extended places of loading and unloading under customs formalities and supervision.

The main routes of the existing Protocol :-

(i)

Calcutta – Haldia - Raimongal – Chalna – Khulna – Mongla – Kaukhali – Barisal – Hizla – Chandpur – Narayanganj – Aricha – Sirajganj – Bahadurabad – Chilmari – Dhubri – Pandu.

 

(ii)

Pandu - Dhubri – Chilmari – Bahadurabad – Sirajganj – Aricha – Narayanganj - Chandpur – Hizla - Barisal – Kaukhali – Mongla – Khulna – Chalna – Raimongal – Haldia - Calcutta.

 

(iii)

Calcutta – Haldia - Raimongal – Mongla – Kaukhali – Barisal – Hizla - Chandpur – Narayanganj – Bhairab Bazar – Ajmiriganj – Markuli – Sherpur – Fenchuganj – Zakiganj – Karimganj.

 

(iv)

Karimganj – Zakiganj – Fenchuganj – Sherpur – Markuli – Ajmiriganj – Bhairab Bazar – Narayanganj – Chandpur – Hizla – Barisal / Kaukhali – Mongla – Raimongal – Haldia - Calcutta.

 

(v)

Rajshahi – Godagari – Dhulian.

 

(vi)

Dhulian – Godagari – Rajshahi.

 

(vii)

Karimganj – Zakiganj – Fenchuganj – Sherpur – Markuli – Ajmiriganj - Bhairab Bazar – Narayanganj – Chandpur – Aricha – Siraganj – Bahadurabad – Chilmari – Dhubri – Pandu.

 

(viii)

Pandu – Dhubri – Chilmari – Bahadurabad – Siraganj – Aricha – Chandpur – Narayanganj - Bhairab Bazar – Ajmiriganj – Markuli – Sherpur – Fenchuganj – Zakiganj – Karimganj

or such other routes as may be agreed to the competent Authorities from time to time.

Ports of Call :

Both sides agreed that the following would be treated as ‘Ports of Call’ in their respective country :

BANGLADESH

INDIA

Narayanganj

Calcutta

Khulna

Haldia

Mongla

Karimganj

Sirajganj

Pandu

.

 

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