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Sushma inaugurates 15 India-funded projects

Sun Online Desk     23rd October, 2017 11:42:05 printer

Sushma inaugurates 15 India-funded projects

The Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has inaugurated 15 development projects in Bangladesh funded by the Indian government.


She also inaugurated the Chancery Complex of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.


Sushma inaugurated the projects on Monday at the new chancery complex in Dhaka.


Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim and Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju, Prime Minister's Political Affairs Adviser HT Imam, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and  Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringlawere also present on the occasion.


According to the project papers, those projects worth Tk720 million, have been chosen, keeping in mind geographical spread, socio-economic benefits and priorities of the government of Bangladesh.


The projects cover sectors such as education, healthcare, IT, water supply and social welfare.


11 water treatment plants would be built in southern Bhandia Upazilla under Pirojour district that will provide desalinated potable drinking water to 150,000 citizens.


Some 36 community clinics will also be built.


Those projects also include reconstruction of Ramna Kali Temple which was destroyed by the invading Pakistani forces in 1971.


The project includes construction of the main temple, construction of a 5-storied guest house, setting up a deep tube well in the temple premises and the construction of the main entry gate of the temple.


The Indian Minister is in Dhaka in less than 24 hours official visit.


She held 4th Joint Consultative Commission meeting on Sunday with her Bangladesh counterpart AH Mahmood Ali and reviewed the entire bilateral relationship between the two friendly neighbouring countries.


The Indian Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka before 2:00 pm on Monday.