Port of Ashuganj

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Port of Ashuganj
Location
Country Bangladesh
LocationAshuganj Upazila, Brahmanbaria District
Details
Owned byBangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority
Type of harborRiver port
Port of call[1]
Ashuganj port is located in the district of Brahmanbaria in eastern Bangladesh, near the border with Northeast India

The Port of Ashuganj is a notable river port in eastern Bangladesh.[2] It is one of the important industrial ports of the Bengal delta. It is located on the Meghna River. The port is a regional transshipment center in Eastern South Asia.

Location[edit]

The port is located 28 km from Brahmanbaria town and 43 km from the Akhaura land border between Bangladesh and India.

Facilities[edit]

The port is located in an industrial area in the vicinity of the Ashuganj Power Station, a 1777 megawatt thermal power plant which is one of the largest in Bangladesh.[3] The port is also the terminal for a large fertilizer and chemical plant; as well as smaller power plants.[4] The port hosts several warehouses and shipyards. Its industrial units receive gas supplies from the nearby Titas Gas field.

Container terminal[edit]

A container terminal is under-construction in Ashuganj, but as of July 2017, the project has been delayed due to land disputes.[5]

Transshipment[edit]

Ashuganj port acts as a port of call for cargo shipments to the nearby Indian state of Tripura. Cargo unloaded in Ashuganj port is transported by road to the Akhaura-Agartala land border; and vice versa. The transshipment route allows access for several Indian states, including Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Lower Assam.[1][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ashuganj port gives India relief". bdnews24.com. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  2. ^ "Ashuganj Upazila – Banglapedia". En.banglapedia.org. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  3. ^ "Power Generation and Protection of Ashuganj Power Station Company Limited (APSCL)". Dspace.ewubd.edu. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  4. ^ http://bcic.portal.gov.bd/sites/default/files/files/bcic.portal.gov.bd/tenders/c04bb82f_8c3e_4186_95ae_70acfb183409/AFCL-437.pdf
  5. ^ "Land dispute delays Ashuganj transit container terminal". Bangladesh,Dhaka: Thefinancialexpress-bd.com. 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
  6. ^ Rejaul Karim Byron and Md Fazlur Rahman, from Ashuganj. "New era begins". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2017-07-25.