Bangladesh allows India to withdraw Feni river water

Bangladesh agreed to allow India to withdraw 1.82 cusec of water from trans-border Feni river for the purpose of drinking water for Sabroom town in Tripura.

The two countries made an agreement in this regard in New Delhi.

A total of seven MoUs and agreements were signed after Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi held extensive talks — both one-to-one and delegation-level — at the Hyderabad House. Both the formats of talks together lasted for about an hour after beginning at around 1130 hours Indian time, reports our New Delhi correspondent.

In a joint media appearance after the talks, Hasina and Modi projected the development partnership between Bangladesh and India as a model for neighbouring countries in other parts of the world to follow, the correspondent reports.

The two PMs also remotely inaugurated three projects — a students’ hostel in Ramakrishna Mission in Dhaka, a vocation training centre in Khulna and supply of bulk liquified petroleum gas from Bangladesh to northeastern India.

Modi termed the LPG supply as a win-win situation for both the countries as it will generate jobs in Bangladesh while Hasina said it would help energy security of India’s northeastern states.

The two countries signed the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports by India.

India will supply Bangladesh a Coastal Surveillance System under another MoU signed by Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Senior Secretary in Bangladesh Home Ministry and Riva Ganguly Das, Indian High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh.

The MoU on withdrawal of 1.82 cusecs of water from Feni river by India for drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town was signed by Kabir Bin Anwar, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh and his Indian counterpart Upendra Prasad Singh.

The two signed an agreement concerning implementation of the Indian government’s Line of Credits (LOC) extended to Bangladesh.

An MoU between University of Hyderabad and the University of Dhaka, a Cultural Exchange Programme Renewal and an MoU on Co-operation in Youth Affairs between the two countries were also inked.

Dhaka, Delhi sign 7 bilateral documents

Bangladesh and India have signed seven bilateral documents to take the relations between the two countries to the next trajectory.

The documents were signed on Saturday after a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House, reports UNB.

The two leaders witnessed the signing and exchange of the documents. Six of them are new, while another is a renewal.

Earlier, the two leaders held a conversation just before the meeting.

Hasina and Modi also jointly inaugurated three bilateral development projects.

The bilateral meeting will be followed by lunch at Hyderabad House.

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