Hasina at Abe’s office: guard of honour given
03:37 PM, May 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:55 PM, May 29, 2019

Hasina at Abe’s office: Guard of honour given

Dhaka to sign US$ 2.5bn ODA deal with Tokyo today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at Japanese Prime Minister's Office this afternoon to hold a bilateral meeting with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at his office.

Sheikh Hasina was given guard of honour when she reached the Japanese Prime Minister's Office.

After the bilateral talks, there will be a signing ceremony and joint press statement.

Bangladesh and Japan are scheduled to sign their 40th ODA deal involving US$ 2.5 billion for implementing five projects as her visit is expected to bolster ties between the two countries.

Five projects, taken under the 40th Official Development Assistance (ODA) package deal, are Matarbari Port Development Project (1), Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project (Line 1), Foreign Direct Investment Promotion Project (II), Energy Efficiency and Conservation Promotion Financing Project (Phase 2) and Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project (V).

Later in the evening, Hasina will attend the official dinner to be hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his residence.

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