A sea route to India's North East is in the making.
As Bangladesh continues to deny India access to landlocked North East through Chittagong port, a little-known Myanmarese port on the Bay of Bengal has promised to solve the long-standing problem.
Sittwe port on the Myanmar coast was not long ago a small village of fishing communities and farmers. Now, it could serve as a commercial sea-route to the north-eastern states through Myanmar.
A Union commerce ministry team, which recently visited Shillong for a seminar, said that the port has
attained immense strategic importance with India agreeing to accommodate goods traffic
under a pact signed by the Indian and Myanmarese governments in April.
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