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.