Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the jointly inaugurated three India assisted development projects will benefit both Bangladesh and India alongside the people of the sub-region. she said when Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma paid a courtesy call on her at the latter’s official residence in Dhaka on Friday evening.
She said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I jointly inaugurated three development projects on November 1. I hope these projects will benefit the people of both the countries and the sub-region. The three projects are: the 12.24km Akhaura-Agartala cross-border rail link, the Khulna-Mongla Port Rail Line; and Unit – II of the Maitree Super Thermal Power Plant.
The Prime Minister also thanked the Indian government and Narendra Modi for supporting Saima Wazed’s candidacy as the World Health Organization’s (WHO) new regional director for South East Asia region in an election in India.
During the meeting, Sheikh Hasina said the general elections are approaching in both the countries and both the countries should be mindful about each other’s sensitivity.
The PM’s Press Secretary said in a press briefing after the meeting that both of them expressed happiness about the state of bilateral relations and economic cooperation between the countries.