India & Bangladesh have agreed to enhance energy connectivity, cooperation in railways
India & Bangladesh have agreed to enhance sub-regional connectivity in the energy sector by connecting the power grids of both the countries.
In a joint statement issued during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the two countries agreed to expedite the proposed high-capacity 765 kV transmission line from Katihar in Bihar to Bornagar in Assam via Parbatipur in Bangladesh.
On the issue of Bangladesh’s energy requirements, the two leaders reviewed the progress made on the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Project (IBFPP) connecting Siliguri in West Bengal and Parbatipur in Bangladesh’s Dinajpur district.
India and Bangladesh expressed hope that the project would be completed at the earliest.