Bangladesh envoy meets Indian Power Minister

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Muhammad Imran paid a courtesy call on Raj Kumar Singh, Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy of India at the latter’s office in February. They discussed various aspects of bilateral cooperation in power, new and renewable energy sector between Bangladesh and India.

The High Commissioner sought the support of Indian minister regarding the trilateral cooperation in hydropower energy among Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. They also discussed about the commissioning of Maitree Super Thermal Power Project at Rampal and transnational power connectivity.

Earlier, the High Commissioner also met Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister for Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology of India at the latter’s office in February.

They discussed various bilateral issues related to railway sector, including development of railway infrastructure and improvement of capacity of Bangladesh Railways. The High Commissioner briefed the Minister about the status of the upgradation of Dhaka-Chattogram railway tracks, especially Akhaura-Laksam sector and sought the latter’s support in this regard. The Indian side expressed their readiness to supply locomotives, Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train, Mainline Electric Multiple Unit (MEMU) train as well as passenger carriages and transfer of technology for railway signalling system to Bangladesh.

The respective Secretaries of the ministries and other high officials were present during the meetings. Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Md. Nural Islam also attended the meetings.