GUWAHATI: The Assam Government has announced a special scheme of Rs 10 crore for the development of inland water service and road communication in Dhubri district which recently witnessed one of the worst ferry mishaps in the State.

State Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, while addressing a press conference here on Sunday, said that Rs 10 crore scheme was part of the Chief Minister’s special programme. “Under the special scheme, ferry services, road communication, ghats and a dispensary in Dhubri district will be developed,” he said.

MUMBAI: While work to invite bids for the creation of infrastructure for the Nariman Point-Borivli water transport project has been initiated, it is yet to procure a vital permission from the minis

New Delhi: For the first time since the Teesta water treaty between India and Bangladesh fell through, both countries are moving ahead again.

Silchar Dec.

The 2011 Review of Maritime Transport, published by the UNCTAD highlights challenges of adapting maritime transport to the impacts of climate change, primarily sea-level rise, and provides an update on the development of measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from maritime transport.

SILIGURI, 5 AUG: The minister for irrigation and waterways, Dr Manas Bhuniya, today said the state would demand at least Rs 307 crore from the Centre to carry on the construction work of the Teesta

The objective of this transport policy is to evolve a conducive transport regime for Kerala state geared to meet requirements of faster mobility, safety, access to social and economic services and minimizing the impact of negative externalities.


More than 80% of international trade in goods is carried by sea, and an even higher percentage of developing-country trade is carried in ships. The Review of Maritime Transport, an annual publication prepared by the Division on Technology and Logistics - UNCTAD secretariat, is an important source of information on this vital sector.

Guwahati, Nov.

If trade is an instant reminder of the importance of the seas, the global imperative to curb greenhouse gas emissions adds a dimension to the usefulness of waterways.