Nov 25, 2009 – Bangladesh, Nepal to enhance trade thru’ transit route – New Nation

Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to enhance bilateral trade and investment through Rohonpur-Singabad-Birganj transit route and proposed Dhaka-Kathmandu bus service via Banglabandha-Kakorvita corridor. The matters were discussed when Bangladesh Ambassador to Nepal Dr. Neem Chandra Bhowmik on Monday presented the Letters of Credence to Nepalese President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at the President Building, Sheetal Niwas, to begin his new career as a diplomat in a switchover from science teaching at Dhaka University.
President Ram Baran Yadav assured full cooperation in further enhancing bilateral trade and other relations between the two countries. He specially mentioned Bangladesh’s cooperation in facilitating Nepalese students to study medical science and engineering in Dhaka. According to a message from the Bangladesh mission in Kathmandu the President personally pointed out Dr. Bhowmik as an energy expert and wished he could work in this field in Nepal. The Ambassador showed his keen interest in Nepal’s economically feasible potentiality to hydropower generation of 45,000 megawatts, saying that “it will be helpful for economic development in this region”. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala, the Chief of Army Staff, the Principal Secretary and other high officials were present on the occasion.


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