Bangladesh, India sign consultancy contract for two railway projects


Dhaka: Bangladesh and India on Thursday signed two contracts for the construction of a new broad-gauge line between Khulna-Darsana and conversion of metre gauge line into a dual-gauge line between Parbatipur and Kaunia. “Milestone in India-Bangladesh development cooperation! Consultancy Contracts for Khulna-Darsana and Parbatipur-Kaunia rail projects under India LOC signed today. These projects will enhance rail connectivity in Bangladesh and have potential to transform cross-border goods movement, boosting sub-regional growth,” Indian High Commission in Bangladesh wrote in a tweet. The contract signing ceremony was held at the Railway Ministry in Dhaka between representatives of the consultancy firm from India and the Bangladesh counterpart for the project. Railway Minister of Bangladesh Md. Nurul Islam Sujan was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Senior officials of Bangladesh Railway and the Indian High Commission in Dhaka were also present during the agreement signing ceremony.