The Centre will
set up a modern floating jetty on the northern bank of the Brahmaputra River in
Assam’s Sonitpur district to facilitate movement of cargo and passengers via
waterways, Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.
government has prepared a plan to build such a facility at the historic
Biswanath ghat, he said.
Once the proposed floating
jetty is operational, it will facilitate the docking of three ships
simultaneously, Sonowal said, while interacting with BJP
workers here on Saturday 21 Jan.
“The new jetty
will help the local economy flourish, as farmers and traders will be able to
transport and export their produce via waterways,” Sonowal, the shipping
The Centre’s ‘Act East’ policy
has made “wonders for the economic revival of the region in the global trade
map”, he said.
our traditional routes of trade via the Brahmaputra River, we have a tremendous
opportunity to regain our glory as an important hub of trade in this part of
the world,” he said.