Thursday, Aug 11, 2022
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Chittagong As Crux

There is room for fruitful cross-border cooperation in the Tripura, Mizoram, Chittagong mini-quadrant which shares a common ethno-cultural and geopolitical background. And Chittagong is perfectly sited to become a major regional port.

Bangladesh will have taken another stride along the road to national self-assurance after the landmark Ganga Treaty and the Chittagong Hills Tract Accord with the scheduled inauguration of the Jamuna Bridge at Sirajganj on June 23. The country received more than its stipulated share of lean season flows under the Ganga Treaty between January and May 1998. But little of this reached its problem southwest (Khulna) region as the outfall of the Gorai, which supplies this area, closed by mid-February. A silt plug that has formed over the preceding half century seals this channel as the level of the Ganga falls below that threshold.

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