Indonesia-India agree on Aceh-Andaman connectivity development

Faizah Kamal 12-Dec-2019

Indonesia and India have agreed on a plan of action to develop the connectivity between Aceh – Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the first joint task force meeting. The meeting took place on December 7 in Banda Aceh.

The action plan covers six areas of cooperation. The areas include trade and investment, infrastructure development in Sabang, connectivity development, marine and fishery, tourism and exchange of culture and science and technology. This was reported in a statement on Sunday by acting Aceh Governor, Nova Iriansyah.

The meeting also identified some concrete projects, including the development and management of Sabang Port. As an initial move, the Indian infrastructure and transportation company, RITES Ltd, have conducted a pre-feasibility study of the project.