Multimodal connectivity to shape future links between Bangladesh, India
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma yesterday said the future links between Bangladesh and India would be shaped by multimodal connectivity, including through road and rail, inland waterways, coastal shipping, as well as energy and digital connectivity.
He emphasized the long-term significance of connectivity in facilitating closer economic, cultural, and people-to-people ties.
With a contiguous geography and shared history and culture, the high commissioner said, raising the scope and quality of connectivity is a common aspiration, as well as a driver of India's growing partnership with Bangladesh.
Verma was invited to deliver a keynote address at a seminar organized by Unnayan Shamannay on "Multimodal Connectivity" between Bangladesh and India.
The event was organized by former governor of Bangladesh Bank Prof Dr Atiur Rahman and chaired by Prof Dr. Delawar Hossain from Department of International Relations in Dhaka University.
Cultural and historical relations between India and Bangladesh, as well as their geographic proximity, need to be leveraged to materialize the economic potentials, said the envoy.
He said the governments of both the countries and other stakeholders are working relentlessly to enhance connectivity infrastructure to bolster intraregional trade and have achieved commendable progress during the recent years.