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Efforts being made to develop waterways with private sector’s help: IWAI

Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) Chairman Sanjay Bandopadhyaya on Wednesday said that efforts are being made to develop waterways with the help of the private sector. To promote water transport in the country, 111 inland waterways have been declared as National Waterways (NWs) under the National Waterways Act, 20l6.

Speaking at the ‘Maritime Public Private Partnership Conclave 2022, Bandopadhyaya said, “We have given assured depth contract at three stretches and more contracts are on bids.”

Waterways around Kolkata are also being developed, he said, adding that the city is connected to even far-flung north-eastern region and other parts of the country through waterways and rivers.

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