In a momentous display of friendship and cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, jointly inaugurated three Indian-assisted development projects via video conferencing. The leaders expressed their delight over the strengthening of bilateral relations and the success of India-Bangladesh cooperation.
During the inaugural ceremony, Prime Minister Modi highlighted the significance of the occasion, stating, “It is a matter of joy that once again we have connected to celebrate the success of India-Bangladesh cooperation. Our relations are reaching new heights continuously.
The three projects that were jointly inaugurated mark a significant milestone in the enduring partnership between the two nations. These projects include the Akhaura-Agartala Cross-Border Rail Link, Khulna-Mongla Port Rail Line, and Unit II of the Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant in Rampal, Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh expressed her gratitude for the warm hospitality extended by Prime Minister Modi during her visit in September 2023 to attend the G20 Summit. This camaraderie between the leaders underlines the strong bond and collaboration between the two friendly countries.
The Akhaura-Agartala Cross-Border Rail Link project, in particular, has been executed under a Government of India grant assistance of ₹392.52 crore extended to Bangladesh. The rail link spans a length of 12.24 km, with 6.78 km in Bangladesh and 5.46 km in Tripura, signifying a significant milestone in regional connectivity.
The joint inauguration of these vital projects reflects the unwavering commitment of both nations to cooperation and progress, setting the stage for a brighter future in the India-Bangladesh partnership.