New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina jointly laid foundation stone of two joint development projects of India and Bangladesh - India Bangladesh Mithi pipeline and Dhaka-Tongi-Jayadevpur railway line jointly. Through video conferencing from New Delhi and Dhaka, the two leaders unveiled the plaque of the two projects. On this occasion, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan were present in New Delhi.
In his address, Modi recalled the resolve of Mrs. Haseena to restore the connectivity on both sides of the Indo-Bangladesh border before 1965 and said that energy is a basic requirement for the development of any country. Today, the work on which India-Bangladesh Friendship pipeline has started, it will add a new chapter in the epic of mutual cooperation for development and will be able to achieve Bangladesh's ambitious development goals. He said that this pipeline will provide energy at cheap prices in the northern part of Bangladesh.
Modi said, "I am happy that projects like Dhaka-Tongi-Jayadevpur are shaping our connectivity according to the needs of the 21st century. Not only will the people of Dhaka provide relief from road traffic, but also increase freight revenue. I am confident that this rail project will also help in the campaign to improve the national and urban transport of Bangla country.
PM expressed happiness over the fact that within ten days, five projects have been released through video conferencing between India and Bangladesh and said that in the future, for the bright future of the people of both countries, Keep working.