4-nation motor vehicles deal signed

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal on Monday signed the motor vehicles agreement to enhance the regional connectivity by facilitating smooth cross-border movement of people, goods and vehicles.

The process of cross-border movement of vehicles under the deal is set to begin in October.

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Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal signing the motor vehicles agreement. Photo Courtesy:Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges

Transport ministers of the four countries inked the Motor Vehicles Agreement for the regulation of passenger, personal and cargo vehicular traffic between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (BBIN).

Bangladesh was represented at the meeting in Bhutanese capital Thimphu, by road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader.

“We endorsed and signed the motor vehicles agreement for the regulation of passenger, personal and cargo vehicular traffic between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal (hereinafter referred to as “BBIN MVA”), which was drafted on the lines of the SAARC MVA,” according to a joint statement.

“The finalisation of the BBIN MVA would allow us to move forward, in an accelerated fashion, with implementation of land transport facilitation arrangements between and among our countries.”

All the four countries will endeavour to carry out a six-month work-plan from July to December 2015 for the implementation of BBIN MVA, said the statement.

-Prothom Alo


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