Riva Ganguli Das, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh visited the ongoing construction of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge 1 (Feni Bridge) and land port (Ramgarh Land Port) in Khagrachhari, Bangladesh.
The Feni Bridge also known as Maitree Setu, is a bridge being constructed over Feni River started in 2017, and it is expected to be completed by April 2020.
Importance of this bridge:
Feni Bridge is being developed as a corridor for trade and commerce between India’s North-East and Bangladesh. Once opened, the bridge will connect Tripura with Chittagong port of Bangladesh, improve economy of hill tracts and the communication and trade of Bangladesh with Tripura and other region in India will also get better. It will also benefit tourists visiting Tripura.
It will also provide direct road connectivity between South Tripura and Chittagong which will allow India to use Chittagong as a port of call and will also help promote trade tourism and people to people ties.
Bridge will also facilitate carrying of heavy machines and goods to and from north-eastern states (and rest) of India through Bangladesh via Chattogram .