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India to provide Tk 640m grant for three projects

April 09, 2018 00:00:00

The government of India will provide around Tk 640 million as grant to Bangladesh for the implementation of three small projects related to primary education, CHT region and road infrastructures, reports BSS.

"India will provide Tk 640 million grant assistance to Bangladesh against three projects and the grant agreements are likely to be signed on Monday (today)," an official at the Economic Relations Division (ERD) told BSS on Sunday.

The official said that ERD Secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla are likely to ink the instruments at the State Guest House Padma in the capital.

Of the amount, Tk 250 million will be utilised for a project titled 'Establishment of computer and language labs in 509 primary schools in Bangladesh' under which computers, necessary accessories and furniture would be provided to the selected schools, said the ERD official.

And Tk 139.2 million Indian grant will be utilised for the 'Setting up of Chattogram Hill Tracts community complex' project under which a complex would be built in Rangamati, having an institute and an auditorium.

Besides, the Indian government will provide Tk 250 million for the 'Rehabilitation and improvement of different roads under Rangpur City Corporation' project to improve the road infrastructures.

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