Wednesday, May 25

Import of electricity from Tripura to Dhaka inaugurated



Bangladesh and India took a stride into bilateral relationship with the exchange of internet bandwidth and electricity in the warm ambiance of Holi today.

In exchange for 10 GBPS internet bandwidth from Bangladesh, India will supply 100MW electricity. The event was launched through video conference of prime ministers of both countries.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the video conference from her Gono Bhaban residence while her counterpart Narendra Modi attended at the conference from his New Delhi office, our New Delhi correspondent reports.

Indian High Commission in Dhaka tweeted the event live.

Narendra Modi greeted Sheikh Hasina with the greetings of Holi festival and wished the best for the match between Bangladesh and India in the Twenty20 World Cup which is due later in the day.

Inaugurating the power supply from northeastern Indian state of Tripura to Bangladesh, Modi described it as a “historic occasion” saying it is an example to the world on how two neighbours can fashion their relationships.