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Tag: National Waterway

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  • Rivers of opportunity

    Rivers of opportunity

    The efforts of the Government of India to develop the country’s waterways to transport goods and people are showing signs of coming to fruition. The announcement last week that the world’s longest luxury river cruise from Varanasi to Assam via Bangladesh will start in January 2023 is an example.

    November 18, 2022
  • Up river

    Up river

    Earlier this week, the region got its first flying training academy at Lilabari airport in Assam's Lakhimpur district, established in line with the Centre’s plans to develop nine new pilot training academies in addition to the existing 34 in the country.

    April 18, 2022
  • World Bank approves Rs 2,400 cr loan for NW-1

    World Bank approves Rs 2,400 cr loan for NW-1

    The World Bank has approved a $375 million (over Rs 2,400 crore) loan for developing the National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the government said on Friday. A statement issued by the Ministry of Shipping said the loan would provide a major boost to India's inland waterways project. "The (NW-1) project would enable commercial navigation of vessels with...

    April 21, 2017