Expand waterway to Manipur-Mizoram border
Aizawl: Mizoram Rajya Sabha member Vanlalvena on Tuesday urged the Center to extend the 121-km stretch of the Barak River in National Waterway-6, Assam to the Manipur-Mizoram border for another 100 km.
The 121 km long National Waterway-6 is a waterway between Lakhipur in Assam’s Cachar district and Bhanga on the Assam-Bangladesh border, which passes through the Barak River.
During the zero hour session of the budget session held on Tuesday, Vanlalvena raised the issue of socio-economic development for the tribal people living along the Barak River on both sides of Mizoram and Manipur in the upper house.
He told the family that about 100 km from Lakhipur is the confluence of the Tipaimuk river on the upper reaches of the river Barak.
He said that it is the confluence of an important river, which is located on the Mizoram-Manipur border.
According to the Mizoram MP, the Barak River is suitable for year-round navigation from the Tapaimok junction to the Bay of Bengal.
Emphasizing the need for socio-economic development of the tribal people living along the Barak River, Vanlalvena urged the Minister of Central Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal, who was present at the meeting, to move the Barak River. Increase the section of Lakhipur-Bhanga. To Tipaimuk Junction.