Boost­ing Indo-bangla con­nec­tiv­ity

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Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and his Bangladesh coun­ter­part Sheikh Hasina jointly un­veiled e-plaques for the ground-break­ing cer­e­mony of two In­dia as­sisted projects, via video con­fer­ence. The projects in­clude: (a) In­dia-bangladesh Friend­ship Pipe­line

(b) Dhaka-tongi-joy­debpur Rail­way Project. Ear­lier Bangladesh cab­i­net ap­proved ac­cess of Chittagong port by NE states of In­dia en­hanc­ing in­trare­gional con­nec­tiv­ity. The oil pipe­line will sup­ply high speed diesel to Bangladesh which is cur­rently trans­ported through cross-border train from Nu­ma­li­garh re­fin­ery.

In­dia has so far of­fered over 8 bn USD Line of Credit to Bangladesh high­est for any coun­try in the back­drop of grow­ing bon­homie be­tween Delhi and Dhaka since Hasina re­turned to power in 2008.

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