Bangladesh and India will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on ‘Sustainable Development of Rajshahi City’ on Sunday, UNB reports. Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla will be visiting Rajshahi and Natore on January 29-30 to attend a number of events, including signing ceremony of the MoU.
On Sunday, the High Commissioner will first visit the Nagar Bhaban, Rajshahi where the MoU for sustainable development of Rajshahi city will be signed, said the High Commission on Saturday. A number of small projects will be undertaken under the aegis on this MoU, with financial aid of Tk 21.95 crore.
The event will be followed by a civic reception to the High Commissioner by the Rajshahi City Corporation where the High Commissioner will customarily be handed over a key to the City of Rajshahi.
On the same day, the High Commissioner is scheduled to meet the Vice Chancellor of Rajshahi University to discuss academic exchanges. In the evening, Harsh Vardhan will address and interact with members of the Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce.
On Monday, Shringla will visit the Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah, where a project of construction of the India-Bangladesh Friendship Building and the setting up of an IT Centre is being undertaken by India.
The project was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the visit of the Prime Minister of India to Bangladesh in June 2015. The government of India is providing financial assistance of Tk 10.85 crore for this project.
Later, the High Commissioner will visit the Jai Kalibari Temple, Natore where a project for re-construction and renovation is currently being undertaken with the financial assistance of the Government of India to the tune of Tk 97 lacs.
He will also visit the Assistant High Commission of India in Rajshahi.