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Modi’s visit to churn out deals

WT24 Desk
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to witness the signing of a series of agreements, MoUs and exchange of documents on Saturday, his first day of the two-day visit in Dhaka.All those events will take place at the Prime Minister’s Office.He will arrive at 10:15am on his first ever Bangladesh visit, bdnews24 reports.

Exchange of documents

Instrument of ratification of Land Boundary Agreement will be exchanged along with the letters of modalities for implementation of LBA signed in 1974 and its protocol in 2011.

Unveiling foundation plaque

Khulna-Mongla railway line

Rabindra Bhavan at Kuthibarri, Shiliguri

Bangladesh-India Friendship Bridge-1 over the Feni River

Kulaurha-Shahjadpur railway link

Bangladesh-India Friendship Building at Sharda Police Academy

Inauguration

Upgraded BSTI laboratory

Brahmanbarhia-Tripura border haat

Exchange of agreements, protocols

Agreement on bilateral trade

Coastal shipping

Protocol on inland waterways

Agreement and protocol on two bus services namely Agartala-Kolkata via Bangladesh and Dhaka-Guwahati via Meghalaya’s capital Shillong and Sylhet.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)

MoU signing between Bangladesh and Indian coastguards

MoU on prevention of smuggling of fake currency notes

MoU on Indian endowment on climate change for SAARC

MoU on prevention of human trafficking

MoU on cultural exchanges

Semi-government MoU

MoU between Rajshahi University and New Delhi’s Jamia Milia Islamia

MoU between the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research India and Dhaka University’s Department of Oceanography for joint research in the Bay of Bengal

MoU for bandwidth leasing between BSNL and BSCCL

Document exchanges between the two PMs

Modi will hand over a CD containing record of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s speech at Kolkata in 1972, his first official visit after Bangladesh’s independence.

He will also hand over the transcripts of the Indian Parliament’s sessions regarding amendment of constitution related to settlement of the Land Boundary Agreement.

Hasina will hand him a photograph of “signing instrument of surrender of 1971” that shows Pakistan army surrendering to the joint forces of Bangladesh and India.

Private companies of the two countries may sign several agreements between them.

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