Boosting Indo-bangla connectivity
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.