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Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Sittwe Port in Myanmar

Published on May 10, 2023
Current Context: Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Myanmar’s Deputy Prime Minister Admiral Tin Aung San jointly inaugurated the Sittwe Port in Rakhine State, Myanmar on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. They also received the first Indian cargo ship which was flagged off from Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata.
Union Shipping Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates Sittwe Port in Myanmar
  • The Sittwe Port has been developed as part of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) funded by the government of India.
  • The project aims to provide an alternative route for the northeastern states of India to access international sea routes via the port.
  • The port has a maximum capacity of 20,000 DWT and will reduce the cost and time of transportation of goods between Kolkata and Agartala and Aizawl by 50 per cent.

Question:

Q.1 Which Indian state will benefit the most from the Sittwe Port in terms of connectivity and trade?
a. Assam
b. Mizoram
c. Manipur
d. Tripura
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