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2018-03-05 09:13:49 BdST

India wants to invest in Bagerhat, Saidpur airports: HC


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India has expressed interest to invest in building Bagerhat's Khan Jahan Ali Khan airport and modernising Saidpur airport in Nilphamari.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla conveyed the interest of his country during a meeting with Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal at the secretariat in Dhaka on Sunday.

The Indian envoy mentioned many opportunities for both Bangladesh and India to work together for further development in aviation and tourism sector.

Besides, the High Commissioner laid emphasis on renewing the existing Air Service Agreement (ASA) between Bangladesh and India, signed in 1960, reports BSS.

The minister thanked the Indian envoy for the proposal and expressed his satisfaction over the excellent bilateral relation existing between the two countries.

Terming India as the most trusted friend of Bangladesh, the minister recalled the Indian support during the country's Great War of Liberation in 1971.

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