Mongla Port

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News:The Bangladesh government has approved the proposal to enhance the capacity of the Mongla port.

Facts:

Background:

  • India and Bangladesh had signed a MoU on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports in 2015.
  • The MoU envisages transit of goods from Mongla port to north eastern states of India through waterways, roads and railways.

About Mongla Port:

  • Mongla Port is the second largest port of Bangladesh.It lies 62 km north of the Bay of Bengal coastline.
  • The port is situated at the confluence of the Pasur River and the Mongla River.It is surrounded and protected by the Sundarban mangrove forest.