Such cooperation between the two neighbours, and the upholding of the 2010 amendment to the Protocol on Inland Water Transit between Bangladesh and India is well and good, but focus now should be on a mutually beneficial upgrade of infrastructure. This should allow more goods to be transmitted between Northeast and mainland India, and provide more jobs and revenue to Bangladeshis. However, despite its strategic utility, Ashuganj port remains shoddy, and woefully inadequate to handle large volumes of goods transported. According to a Bangladeshi government core committee, more than $6 billion is required to improve transit facilities in Bangladesh. But the problem is also that, after having got Bangladesh to agree to using Ashuganj
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