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A sea-route to North East soon!

November 20, 2008

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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Text: PTI

Image: A view of the fascinating greenery of Nagaland.

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