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Bangladesh seeks Indian help for railways

world Updated: Jun 04, 2009 15:57 IST
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Impressed by the success story of the Indian railways, Bangladesh has sought New Delhi’s assistance to upgrade the country’s railway sector and make it “viable”.

Talking to reporters after meeting with Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakraborty, Communications Minister Syed Abul Hossain said Bangladesh would like to tap India’s expertise to make the country’s railways “modern and viable.”

Hossain said the railway sector of the country is lagging far behind as it witnessed no significant progress over the last seven years, Bangladesh’s news agency BSS reported.

The Indian envoy assured the minister of providing all support to the sector.

Replying to another question, Chakraborty reiterated that Tipaimukh dam (in Manipur), which would be constructed for hydropower generation, would not be harmful to Bangladesh.

“We have already invited Bangladesh to visit the project site,” he said on Wednesday.

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