Tripura Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Saturday stressed on the need for cordial relations with the neighbouring Bangladesh for development of transport routes that would benefit the state as well as the entire north eastern region.
The government is setting up a new river port at Sonamura subdivision of Sipahijala district so that ships can carry goods to Bangladesh via Gomati and Meghna rivers.
Addressing the 70th Republic Day function at the Assam Rifles Ground here after unfurling the Tri-colour, Solanki said a new waterway is being set up between Bangladesh and Tripura to make the state a trade hub.
The governor further added, “The state government has taken various steps to make Tripura a model state and corruption free state. With all hopes, I believe the future of the state is very bright. We should work together and help each other so the state would develop faster.”
“The new government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission for the employees of the state. It was a historic decision. The government reserved 10 per cent seats in home department for women empowerment. Crime against women have also come down. The government is also working very hard to make the state drug free,” Solanki said.