Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina was on a state visit to India. During this visit, she held bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Agreements signed

  • MoU on withdrawal of Water by India and Bangladesh from common border river Kushiyara.
      • This is the first such pact between them in over 25 years — the Ganga water Teaty was signed in 1996.
      • Kushiyara is a branch of the Barak River, when the Barak separates into the Kushiyara and Surma
      • This pact will benefit people in southern Assam and Sylhet in Bangladesh.
  • MoU on training of Bangladesh Railway personnel in India.
  • MoU on Collaboration in IT systems such as Freight Operations Information System (FOIS) and other IT applications for Bangladesh Railway.
  • MoU on Training & Capacity Building Programme for Bangladesh Judicial Officers in India.
  • MoU on Cooperation in the Areas of Space Technology.
  • MoU on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
  • MoU on Cooperation in Broadcasting.


List of Projects Inaugurated/Announced

  • Unveiling of Unit I of Maitree power plant —
      • The 1320 (660×2) MW super critical coal-fired thermal power plant at Rampal, Khulna is being set up with Indian Development Assistance.
      • For this project, India’s contribution amounts to USD 1.6 billion.
  • Inauguration of Rupsha bridge —
      • The 5.13 km Rupsha rail bridge will connect for the first time Mongla Port with Khulna by rail, and thereafter to Central and North Bangladesh.
      • It will also ensure connectivity to the Indian border at Petrapole and Gede in West Bengal.
  • Supply of road construction equipment and machinery —
      • The project consists of supply of road maintenance and construction equipment and machinery to Bangladesh.
  • Khulna Darshana railway line link project —
      • The project is upgradation of existing (doubling of Broad Gauge) infrastructure linking the current cross border rail link at Gede-Darshana to Khulna.
      • It will further augment the rail connections between the two countries.
  • Parbatipur -Kaunia railway line —
      • The project will connect to the existing cross border rail at Birol (Bangladesh)-Radhikapur (West Bengal) and will enhance bilateral rail connectivity.