Sittwe Port

Sittwe Port

Question: In which of the following country Sittwe Port, developed with the help of India, is located?
(a) Bangladesh
(b) Myanmar
(c) Sri Lanka
(d) Iran
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of state for Shipping, Road transport and chemical & fertilizer Mansukh L Mandaviya notified that Sittwe Port in Myanmar, constructed with India’s assistance, is ready for operation as the infrastructure there is fully developed.
  • The construction of Sittwe Port is part of the Kaladan multi-modal transit transport project.
  • The main purpose of this project is to create a multi-modal sea, river and road transport corridor for shipment of cargo from the eastern ports of India to Myanmar through Sittwe Port as well as North Eastern part of India via Myanmar.
  • India and Myanmar signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22nd October, 2018 for operationalisation of the port at Sittwe and Inland Water Transport (IWT) Terminals at Sittwe and Paletwa.
  • Once fully operational, the project would encourage investment and trade and also open up alternate routes for connectivity to India’s north-east region.

Links:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-all-set-to-take-over-ops-in-myanmars-sittwe-port-after-chabahar/articleshow/67437859.cms

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