As the trade between Bangladesh and the North -East region, especially Tripura, has increased manifold. Keeping this in mind, the Tripura government has been demanding the declaration of Agartala airport as an international airport for connectivity to Dhaka and Chittagong in Bangladesh to develop the trade further.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), after years of receiving technical knowhow from abroad, is now graduating to build Metro rails for others. Last week, DMRC inked an agreement with Bangladesh government in which it will be the project consultant and help build the Dhaka Metro. In the Dhaka project, Delhi Metro will be undertaking the full project consultation.
The World Bank has expressed interest to fund the Mizoram State Road Project Phase II (MSRP-II). The road project is aimed at boosting better link between Mizoram and its two neigbouring countries-Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally opened the country’s longest Jatrabari-Gulistan flyover amidst public fanfare in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka on October 11. With this, Dhaka citizens' dream for an elevated roadway in their city has been fulfilled.
For constructing a railway bridge with approach lines in Bangladesh, Afcons Infrastructure, along with its joint venture partner Ircon, a public sector unit of the Ministry of Railways, has bagged Rs 453 crore contract.
North East India's leading cement manufacturing company Star Cement has created history by exporting clinker to Bangladesh through a riverine route. On August 10 the company dispatched its first barge of clinker to Bangladesh by the riverine route. The company believes that the river route will definitely be commercially more viable.
Titagarh Wagons is keen to build portable steel bridges in Bangladesh. The company is India’s leading private railway wagon manufacturing company. It has recently submitted an expression of interest to the Board of Investment (BOI) of Bangladesh in this regard. Sources in BOI said that they received the proposal of Titagarh early last week.
In the next three years, Bangladesh expects investment from India to double to $5 billion. The neighbour country signed agreements worth around $23 million in Mumbai on June 27. Now, with greater trade ties with India, Bangladesh want to attract more foreign direct Investment (FDI), Matlub Ahmad, president, India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said.