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PM Hasina defends LPG export to India amid criticism

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  1. Black_cats

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    PM Hasina defends LPG export to India amid criticism
    Published: October 09, 2019 16:25:03 | Updated: October 09, 2019 17:53:16

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    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has defended Bangladesh’s plan to export liquefied petroleum gas to India, responding to criticism of the bilateral deal.

    India on October 5 signed three pacts with Bangladesh, including the deal for importing LPG during Hasina’s visit to New Delhi.

    “Everybody must know Sheikh Hasina will never compromise on the interests of Bangladesh,” she said.

    “The truth is, LPG is a new addition to our export basket,” she said at a media briefing at her official residence Ganabhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.

    LPG is not an original product of Bangladesh, Hasina said. LPG is prepared by refining petroleum, and is almost entirely derived from fossil fuel sources, being manufactured during the refining of crude oil.

    "The gas we are supplying to Tripura is imported. It is just like any other product we export so there shouldn't be any misunderstanding over it," the prime minister said.

    Hasina was addressing the media on her recently concluded visits to the US and India.

    The deal to export of LPG to India amid an ongoing gas crisis in Bangladesh raised a lot of eyebrows.

    Addressing the issue, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Tuesday said, "We are not exporting any gas produced in Bangladesh. We are only exporting the LPG imported by Bangladeshi businessmen."

    https://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/national/pm-defends-lpg-export-to-india-amid-criticism-1570616703
     
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    What's controversy here.
    It makes sense to buy lpg to tripura via Bangladesh unless every country has a reserved quota of lpg/crude.
    And more over Bangladesh gets a profit too
     
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    BD should take steps to make NE States into a market that completely depends on our industry & supply chain.

    Exporting LPG to Tripura is a good step. Bangladeshi companies has the capacity available & it should be utilised.
     
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    The problem is NOT Indian LPG transported to Tripura.

    The problem is Bangladesh-processed LPG being sent to Tripura. We have limited LPG processing capacity and there is LPG crisis and lack of supply in local market.

    Tripura can get Indian LPG whatever way they want - except for transit through Bangladesh.
     
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    And why exactly is it a good idea to lose this business opportunity?
    Second lpg is imported also
     
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    According to the story above (and what information I have) we have LPG shortage in Bangladesh. Helping Tripura is something we may not be able to afford. We will need plenty of LPG for our own industrial activities, which will be significant.

    I am against allowing transit to Tripura as well. These kanjoos will never pay - if they even agree to paying for transit, is highly doubtful. So far hundreds of thousands of tons of rice and one huge power plant went to Tripura via our transport infra, without Indians paying a single penny (Paisa). They are making us look like burbaks and ahammuks.

    Did you see the thread that in one year, we earned only 28 lakh via transit fees for entire Tripura, Assam and Northwest? This is not feasible against the various security risks. We should cancel this transit agreement ASAP.

    Tripura's goods and development should occur via Indian roads and rail logistics. We have no skin in that game. If Tripura remains a backwater then so be it.

    If Tripura wants to sell us industrial inputs than that is fine for us, although I doubt they have anything valuable to offer except forestry products.

    Together with Feni river water issue, granting of land for airport and now this LPG supply issue, Sheikh Hasina's final days of being an Indian-lackey are nearing her. She better stop while there is still time.

    Although I believe she may meet her maker sooner. We in Bangladesh should plan to fill that power vacuum, before some party like India tries to install another Indian-lackey....

    Please read my reply to @Arthur above.

    Indians only know how to take advantage of others through trade, not conduct trade fairly. Most Indian businessmen (and their Sanghi govt. supporters) are a bunch of cheats and frauds (dhokeybaaj). General knowledge in Bangladesh. No offense.

    You are making out transit and export to NE India as some 'golden opportunity' for Bangladeshi exporters. Hardly so.
     
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    Its not a business. Its business with wifey.

    Its a wifey that prefers to get abused because its gotten used to it....and craves it actually.

    Just ignore the ones that this wifey kicked out and are left as failed butthurt floaters in other swamps they have found. They are just mad about mommy obviously.

    Its best to engage with only ones that actually over there living inside and actually matter given those are the ones buying close to (net) 10 billion each year from us. They enjoy the situation....and voted to tune of 95% support to head-wifey cook lady to certify it.
     
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    Any source for your claims if only 28 lakhs as transit fees?
     
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    Just right click on the Prothom Alo newspaper HTML website and select 'translate to English'.
     
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