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India begins 500MW additional power supply to Bangladesh

MNA Business Desk: Sheikh Hasina has expressed hope that India will help Bangladesh implement its plan to import 9,000 megawatt (MW) electricity from the neighbouring countries by 2041.

Hasina’s remarks came after India on Monday afternoon began supplying additional 500MW electricity to Bangladesh as part of the two countries cooperation agreement regarding the energy sector.

The power transfer from West Bengal’s Baharampur grid to Kushtia’s Bheramara was inaugurated jointly by the prime minister from Ganabhaban in Dhaka, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata via videoconference.

Hasina and Modi, along with Tripura Chief Minister Biplob Kumar Dey, also inaugurated the construction works of two railway projects – Kulaura-Shahbazpur Section Rehabilitation of Bangladesh Railway and Akhaura-Agartala Dual-Gauge Rail Connectivity (Bangladesh part). Source-News Agency.

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