Railway transit being given to Nepal
Published: 09:06 PM, 10 August 2020 Updated: 09:26 PM, 10 August 2020
A regular Cabinet meeting was held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair through video conferencing from Ganobhaban in the capital on Monday; Photo: PID
Bangladesh is going to provide rail transit facility to Nepal. For this, the Cabinet has approved a proposal to amend an agreement in this regard.
A regular Cabinet meeting was held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair through video conferencing from Ganobhaban in the capital on Monday.
“The meeting approved the proposal to amend the agreement,” said Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam, after the meeting.
In a briefing, he said the draft of the ‘Addendum to the Protocol to the Transit Agreement Between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’ has been approved for signing between the governments of Bangladesh and Nepal.
“We have had bilateral transit agreements with Nepal since 1976,” he said, adding, “In that transit agreement, Nepal has made a request to provide another transit facility on the railway we have via Rohanpur and Singabad in India.”
Mentioning that there has been a protocol since 1976, the Cabinet Secretary said, “Another new is opening. They can bring and take goods through Rohanpur and Singabad railways.”