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India allowed to withdraw Feni river water from Bangladesh

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 5th October, 2019 04:59:04 PM
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Bangladesh has signed a deal with India to allow the neighbour to withdraw 1.82 cusec of water from trans-border Feni river in order to fulfill the demand of drinking water for the people of Tripura state.

According to media report, the two nations made an agreement in this connection in New Delhi on Saturday.

Apart from this deal, Bangladesh and India also signed six bilateral deals, aiming to take the relations between the two countries to the next trajectory.

The documents were signed, exchanged, adopted and handed over after a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The two leaders witnessed the signing and exchange of the documents – six new and another renewal.

The bilateral documents are MoU for providing a Costal Surveillance System, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on the use of Chattogram and Mongla ports for the movement of goods to and from India, MoU on withdrawal of 1.82 cusec of water from the Feni River by India for drinking water supply scheme for Sabroom town, Tripura, agreement over implementation of the Lines of Credit (LoCs) committed by India to Bangladesh, MoU between the University of Hyderabad and the University of Dhaka, renewal of a cultural exchange programme and MoU on cooperation in Youth Affairs.