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PM Hasina, Narendra Modi jointly inaugurate 4 projects in Bangladesh

  • Published at 03:32 pm March 11th, 2019
File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shake hands after their meeting on the sidelines of 4th Bimstec Summit in Nepal on Thursday, August 30, 2018 PID

The projects were inaugurated on Monday 

The prime ministers of Bangladesh and India jointly inaugurated four projects in Bangladesh—including the supply of 1,100 buses and trucks to the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC)—on Monday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, inaugurated the projects via videoconference, from their respective capitals, at 1:10pm.

The projects include the supply of: double-decker, single-decker, AC and non-AC buses—and trucks—to the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation, under a second line of credit. The projects will also establish a total of 36 community clinics in five districts—Jamalpur, Sherpur, Habiganj, Sunamganj, and Brahmanbaria—with the grant financing by the Indian government.

The remaining two projects are "Setting up 11 Water Treatment Plants at Bhandaria municipality in Pirojpur," with grant financing from India; and the "Extension of the National Knowledge Network."

Of the 1,100 buses: 300 are double-deckers, 100 non-AC buses, 100 city AC buses, and 100 inter-city AC buses.

Among the trucks, 350 are of 16.2ton capacity and 150 are of 10.2ton capacity.

Meanwhile, 47 BRTC buses and 25 trucks have arrived in Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni and Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque were present at the inaugural event at the Prime Minister's official residence Ganabhaban.