‘Maitri Setu’ on Feni River inaugurated
Published: 01:55 PM, 9 March 2021 Updated: 04:18 PM, 9 March 2021
Maitri Setu; Photo: Collected
The ‘Maitri Setu’ (Friendship Bridge) connecting India and Bangladesh on the Feni River has been inaugurated.
The bridge was inaugurated virtually by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at around 12:45 pm on Tuesday.
It is learned that the 1.9-km long bridge will connect India’s Sabroom with Ramgarh borderline with Khagrachari. The bridge is expected to open new doors for trade, commerce, tourism, employment, imports and exports, as well as the economy between the two countries.
A statement from the Indian Prime Minister’s Office said the inauguration of the bridge would make Tripura a “gateway to the North East” for entry into Bangladesh’s Chattogram port. It is located just 80-km from the Sabroom edge.
The bridge will facilitate the movement of goods and passengers between the two countries, create new market opportunities from the northeastern states and facilitate the smooth movement of passengers from India and Bangladesh, the statement added.