A number of infrastructure and development projects have been jointly undertaken by India and Bangladesh in Tripura. Recently, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka was in Tripura to review the progress made in the entire proposed Indo-Bangla projects.
During his three-day visit to the state, Indian Deputy High commissioner in Dhaka Sandeep Chakravorty met ministers and top officials and took stock of the progress of various India-Bangladesh projects.
Following the meeting with Power Minister Manik Dey, Chakravorty revealed that the work for supply of 100 MW power from Tripura’s Palatana power project to Bangladesh is progressing fast.
“I had a nice talk with the honourable Chief Minister,” said Chakravorty
A number of Indo-Bangladesh projects are currently in the pipeline, especially in Tripura.
Chakravorty informed that the project report for the development of the Ashuganj inland container port is ready and work is going to start soon.
The detail progress report of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link is also expected to be completed in few weeks and the project work will get underway soon.
He also revealed that business between the two sides is rapidly increasingly, especially through the northeast region.
“As far as business is concerned, lots of exports are being done from Bangladesh to Tripura and there are investments also coming into Tripura. The business community in Bangladesh is very upbeat on business ties with Tripura and particularly with the launch of the make in India campaign we are encouraging Bangladeshi investors to invest in Northeast India and I am sure Tripura will one of the beneficiaries,” Chakravorty added.
India shares a long boundary with Bangladesh, especially through the northeast region, and both the governments have been working consistently to develop better infrastructure and connectivity so as to facilitate trade and development.