Meeting with Nasaka ends without result
The battalion-level flag meeting in Myanmar territory between border force BDR and Nasaka ended yesterday without any understanding to resolve the dispute over construction of embankment within 50 yards of the zero line.
Nasaka told the meeting that they would continue to build the dam saying the construction at the Myanmar border of Naaf river is going on the basis of the agreement of the two foreign ministries in 1998, BDR sources said.
Nasaka also warned Bangladesh of "not making excesses regarding construction of the embankment," said a source.
The meeting was held at Dhekhibonia Nasaka outpost in Mondou at noon. Cox's Bazar 17 Rifles Battalion Commander Lt Col Sakhawat Hossain led the Bangladesh delegation while No. 3 Sector Commander Major U Wang Yi led Nasaka.
After the meeting Sakhawat Hossain said, Nasaka presented a one-page paper written in English with 'some conditions' before them but no signature on behalf of Bangladesh government put on it adding, "I think the paper is fake."
He said Bangladesh side proposed to suspend the construction of the dam for 15 days for more talks but Nasaka did not agree.
Nasaka informed the BDR delegation that they are constructing the embankment through Mondou municipality but not by their (Myanmar) army. Nasaka said barbed fence wire would also be hung over the embankment.