India, Bangladesh deepen cooperation on using inland waterways

An Indian vessel carrying food grains arrives in Pandu in Assam on March 6, 2022, after sailing from Patna in Bihar. PHOTO: SARBANANDSONWAL/TWITTER
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KOCHI - India and Bangladesh share as many as 54 rivers that criss-cross their territories, creating a rich riverine region.

The two countries are now expanding their cooperation to better leverage this dense network of around 3,500km of navigable rivers for a greener and cheaper alternative to congested road transportation in South Asia.

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