5 MoUs signed
Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi yesterday jointly inaugurated and laid foundation of five projects.
The projects were inaugurated at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last evening following bilateral talks between Bangladesh and India.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the function.
The projects the two premiers opened yesterday are: foundation stone laying of the monument at Ashuganj of Bangladesh in memory of martyred members of Indian Allied Forces in Ashuganj, the extended development work at Rabindra Bhawan Kuthibari in Shilaidaha, Kushtia, ground breaking for Infrastructure Development for Power Evacuation Facilities of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant, the Mitali Express passenger train service between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri, and three new border haats on India-Bangladesh border.
Besises, Bangladesh and India signed five MoU to enhance cooperation during Hasina-Modi meet.
Bangladesh and India have signed five memoranda of understanding or MoU in Dhaka to enhance cooperation in disaster management, trade, IT and sports among other fields.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart witnessed the signing after a bilateral meeting at her office (See Page-2)
on Saturday, her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said.
The two leaders also inaugurated virtually seven development projects.
The MoUs are:
– MoU on disaster management, resilience and mitigation;
– MoU between Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) and National Cadet Corps of India (INCC);
– MoU on the Establishment of a Framework of Cooperation in the Area of Trade Remedial Measures between Bangladesh and India;
– MoU on Supply of ICT equipment, courseware and reference books and training for Bangladesh-Bharot Digital Service & Employment and Training (BDSET) Center; and
– MoU on Establishment of Sports facilities at Rajshahi College field and surrounding areas.
The projects inaugurated by Hasina and Modi include extended development work of Rabindra Bhawan Kuthibari at Shilaidaha in Kushtia and three border haats.
They also jointly laid the foundations stones for infrastructure development for power evacuation facilities of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.
The Indian prime minister arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit on Friday to join the celebrations of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence.
He also visited temples in Satkhira and Gopalganj and Bangabandhu’s Mausoleum in Tungipara.
In the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, five MoUs were signed between them.