PMO asks MoC to develop infrastructures for transit

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has entrusted the commerce ministry with the task of implementing a 10-point programme, including improvement of infrastructure at Ashuganj land port and construction of double rail track between Chittagong and Akhaura to facilitate transit traffic.

Ashuganj port dev for transit to India

Government high-ups are learnt to have suggested the authorities concerned to seek World Bank and Asian Development Bank assistance for improvement of Ashuganj river port and Akhaura border immigration office for smooth transit of Indian vehicles.

Dhaka to ask Delhi to double river transit fee

Dhaka will ask New Delhi to enhance the annual maintenance charge for inland water transit, to Tk. 10 crore, from Tk. 5.5 crore at present.

Transit fee report by Jan 15

The core committee will submit its final report on transit and transshipment to the government by January 15, 2012, said the chairman of the committee on Thursday.

New rail transit route thru India gets govt nod

Connectivity with Nepal, Bhutan
Bangladesh has decided to open Chilahati-Haldibari rail link by December 2012 for its easier connectivity with Bhutan and Nepal through India, officials say.

There is no magic switch that can be turned on to begin transit

The idea that the government has opened up "transit and transhipment" via Ashuganj and Akhaura surreptitiously without going public is preposterous and misleading.

Go for transhipment, no transit for now

Analysts suggest govt, shed light on connectivity at ICCB-Star dialogue
Experts and businesses yesterday opposed transit to India for now and advised the government to allow transhipment instead -- for mutual benefits.

Pros and cons of trial transit being assessed

The government has started assessing the advantages and disadvantages of transit and transhipment of Indian goods on a trial basis.

Experts suggest use of entre-pot trade, re-export as alternative to transit

Authorities concerned can facilitate transporting goods to, and from, northeastern states of India via Bangladesh by utilising the still-operational provisions of the country's export policy

N-E India market will be lost, fear steel millers

Steel millers of Bangladesh fear that the country will lose the USD 3-billion worth steel product market in the north-eastern states of India, if transit facilities without any charges to the neighbour is allowed.

Road transit fees highest

Govt body recommends tariffs on consignments for all three modes of transportation
A government committee has recommended transit fees ranging from $252 to $54,368 to be charged from India, Nepal and Bhutan

Come clean on transit

For all intents and purposes the Indian demand for passage of its goods through Bangladesh, thereby saving almost a thousand kilometres of tortuous road travel, has been met. And according to some economists, Bangladesh is subsidising the cost!

Regular transit now becomes trial one

Creating more confusion over a sensitive issue, the government yesterday claimed all Indian goods, brought in from Kolkata on three ships and now being transported to Agartala through Akhaura Land Port, is part of “trial transit”.

Panel report on transit being assessed

The prime minister has said a proposal for transit fees was under final scrutiny.

Businessmen want end to transit of Indian goods thru Ashuganj

Three associations of steel and re-rolling mills of the country on Monday demanded an immediate halt to transit of Indian goods using Ashuganj river port to protect the country’s rod and steel industry.

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