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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb jointly inaugurate three projects in Bangladesh via Video Conferencing, in New Delhi on Sept 10, 2018. Also seen External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. (Photo: IANS/PIB) by .
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb jointly inaugurate three projects in Bangladesh via Video Conferencing.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the construction works of two railway projects and 500-MW power supply to Bangladesh through video conferencing…reports Asian Lite News

BANGLADESH-DHAKA-PM-PRESS CONFERENCE by .
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Hasina joined the programme from Ganabhaban, the official residence of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister in the capital Dhaka, while the Indian prime minister joined it from his office in New Delhi.

According to officials, the rail projects, Kulaura-Shahbajpur Section Rehabilitation of Bangladesh Railway and Akhaura Agartala Duel Gauge Rail Connectivity (Bangladesh part), will be jointly funded by Bangladesh and India.

They said Kulaura-Shahbajpur Section Rehabilitation project would restore the train link between Bangladesh and India as a part of the Trans-Asian Railway Network.

Through the same function, the two prime ministers also inaugurated the 500-MW power supply to a Bangladesh-India Power Interconnection Grid at Bheramara in Bangladesh’s Kushtia district, some 135 km from Dhaka.

With the addition of 500-MW electricity, the amount of import of electricity from India to Bangladesh reached 1,160-MW.