Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Tripura’s Chief Minister, Dr. Manik Saha, inaugurated the School of Logistics, Waterways and Communication in Agartala. This school’s objective would be to provide best education and training to the region’s talented individuals, allowing them to excel in the transportation and logistics industry. As outlined by Minister Sonowal, the school’s mission is to tap into the economic potential of the Northeast by harnessing the human resources of the region’s waterways and transportation sector.

This centre aims to improve the logistics and transportation sector by conducting research, training, workshops and seminars for numerous stakeholders, including businesses, exporters, importers, Chambers of Commerce and Industries, local entrepreneurs and tourist operators. This centre is established under the SIPARD (State institute of Public Administration and Rural Development) which is an autonomous body funded by Government of Tripura and Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.

Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji, the government has been taking all the necessary steps to power the engine of the new India; i.e., our beautiful northeast, reach its maximum potential. As per Modi ji’s vision, our Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways has been working towards reviving our complex inland waterways system in order to propel cargo and passenger transport in the region. Apart from being a swift, clean & affordable means of transport, this opens a new ray of hope for growth of trade with the international market. The deeper, longer & wider network inland waterways will not only decongest and reduce carbon footprints, but has the potential to generate significant economic activities and boost international trade in the region.”