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BD Turns to Bhutan for Help from WB

Posted on September 16, 2015

By Syful Islam, The Financial Express

Dhaka has sought Thimphu’s opinion about whether it is interested to join a consortium aiming to get regional IDA assistance from the World Bank to increase navigability on Indo-Bangla water protocol route through dredging, officials said.

To get the assistance from International Development Association (IDA) for a regional project, involvement of at least three countries and requests from them are required, they added.

During the Bangladesh-India shipping secretary level meeting, held in April 2015 in New Delhi, the two sides agreed to maintain navigability on the protocol route through necessary dredging.


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