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PMs of India and Bangladesh to bat for effective regional connectivity

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  1. Black_cats

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    PMs of India and Bangladesh to bat for effective regional connectivity

    https://m.economictimes.com/news/po...egional-connectivity/articleshow/70662180.cms

    Regional connectivity initiatives will figure high on the agenda of these visits for effective sub-regional cooperation that feeds into Indo-Pacific construct.

    By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury, ET Bureau | Updated: Aug 13, 2019, 07.33 PM IST
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (File Photo)
    NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi’s trip to Bhutan on August 17-18 and Bangladesh PM’s trip to Delhi early October could smoothen hurdles over BBIN regional connectivity including Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA).

    Regional connectivity initiatives will figure high on the agenda of these visits for effective sub-regional cooperation that feeds into Indo-Pacific construct.

    “While the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement can yield long term benefits but for its effective implementation many short-term challenges are to be addressed to arrive at a mutual win-win situation for all the stakeholders and countries involved,” said Bipul Chatterjee, Executive Director, CUTS International, a leading Indian think tank that focuses on connectivity and trade facilitation issues.

    Chatterjee mentioned that while the framework agreement for the BBIN MVA has been signed in June, 2015 but the same is yet to be implemented owing to a number of challenges pertaining to infrastructure deficits, differences in regulations and trust deficit among the signatory countries. Coupled with these, cumbersome paperwork involved in doing border clearance is causing traffic congestion at border posts.

    In this regard, there is the need to set up more Inland Container Depots and strengthen digital connectivity within and across countries in the BBIN region to facilitate off-border clearance so as to reduce the time and cost of doing cross-border trade.

    Robert Garverick, Minister Counsellor for Economic Affairs & Environment, Science & Technology, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi pointed out that the United States is setting up a new development finance institution to fund projects to propel development of energy, infrastructure and digital connectivity in the Indo Pacific region. He also emphasised that the private sector would need to play an important role to sustain the growth and connectivity in the region.

    Participants at the workshop also pointed out thatdigital connectivity should be effectively used to develop an online trade facilitation platform and appropriate risk management system to facilitate faster cargo clearance at the border. The need for facilitating multi-modal connectivity among the BBIN countries coupled with regulatory synchronisation for doing the same was also emphasised.

    The deliberations figured at CUTS International-US Embassy stakeholder consultation here on what needs to be done to facilitate effective implementation of the BBIN MVA.
     
  2. khansaheeb

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    Why is Modi holding her hand, is he married to her? And... look at the expression on Modi's face, he seems to have got excited.
     
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    Well, she is a great friend of India's and during her premiership we have witnessed Indo-BD ties reach rocketing heights.
     
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    Seems like they could be tying a knot and have little haseen Modis running around, if it is physically possible.
     
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    Possibly, but the lower part of the picture is cropped. It seems to me like they are making some sort of pledge relating to the BBIN MVA.
     
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    They make a nice couple:-

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    :o::pop: BD members will be seething in anger at your post!
     
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    Well they are holding hands, so nuptial bonding is the next step?
     
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    I can understand you have issues with your eye. Otherwise you would notice where is PM Modi’s hand and where is Pm Hasina’s. Modi’s hand can be seen in the middle and PM Hasina’s hand is on the left corner.
     
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    A Hypocrite she gets and buys most of her investment and arms from China she knows how to play from both sides of the fence. And....
     
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    That's how most counties act now a days. China has good relations with Myanmar and bd and they wont do any thing against even crime like genocide against Myanmar cause its harm there interest. So they are playing nice with both bd and Myanmar. bd is now second largest bri investment destination and major purchaser of chinese arms. But Chinese wont pick side between bd and Myanmar.

    Same goes for India they are also playing same game with bd and Myanmar. It sucks but playing both side how international diplomacy works now a days unlike old days when you either choose Soviet or you choose west. Those days are gone.
     
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    Your friendship only limited to Hasina and BAL. it’s temporary and only valid so long Hasina stand.
     
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    Firstly, Hasina will be in the helm of things for the foreseeable future. And BNP now understands that they will remain irrelevant till they fall in line. Hence we see your so called opposition leaders reach out to our Central government all the time.
     
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    BNP is irreverent to my analysis. I’m taking about people prospective based on my own experience.

    BD Muslims does not like you. Just take it from me as free advice.
     
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    Well Nostradamus the future is behind thick Clouds and The geo economic and political affairs of the whole world are in flux so