Update November 13, 2015

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Passenger bus, cargo services to connect 3 countries with Bangladesh soon: FM

Mirajul Moin Joy

Passenger bus, cargo services to connect 3 countries with Bangladesh soon: FM

Passenger bus, cargo services to connect 3 countries with Bangladesh soon: FM

13 November 2015, Nirapad News: Four South Asian countries — Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) — are planning to launch a new passenger bus and cargo service soon, announced Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.

This network aims to have a huge positive economic impact on the four countries.

“Under the BBIN Motor Vehicle Agreement, new passenger bus and cargo services will be operational soon with a view to connect Bangladesh and India with Nepal and Bhutan,” said the Foreign Minister today.

The foreign minister said this while addressing at the event ‘Bangladesh and India Northeast: Exploring Opportunities and Mutual Interests’, arranged by Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.

He also said these passenger bus and cargo services are expected to be a ‘game changer’ in the sub-region.

Mahmood Ali said all these initiatives, put together, will have a huge impact on increasing personal relations between the people of the countries and on increasing the cross-border business activities.

Business communities of both the countries can think about more investment in the region in different potential sectors which will be a win-win situation for all, he added.

The foreign minister also said Bangladesh is looking at direct air connectivity between Dhaka and Guwahati.

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