“Dredging of Brahmaputra and Barak necessity to control flood”: CM
Guwahati/ 3rd July’2017 (Prag News Desk): CM Sarbananda Sonowal attended the 8th India Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue on Bangladesh-India Relations: Into a Brave New World in Guwahati on Sunday.
Speaking on the ocassion, the Chief Minister stated that India and Bangladesh shares culture, language & heritage and the historic Land Boundary Agreement has led to renewed ties between the two nations.
He also added that poverty & terrorism are the existing enemies for both the nations thus CM reiterated commitment for cooperation & coordination between the two nations.
Backing Prime Minister’s Act East vision, CM mentioned that the vision is North East’s new engine of growth which will improve bilateral relations and prosperity.
He further stressed upon bilateral dialogue to address issues like trade, river & air connectivity will bring in greater economic prosperity in the region- CM stated.
Incidentally, the State government is in constant dialogue with the Centre to speed up the construction of Indo-Bangladesh border and also by the end of July, the National Register of Citizrens of India registration is to be completed.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid out a map for the future with the Act East Policy and East begins with West Bengal, Bangladesh and the North East. Unless we bring prosperity to the North East we will not be able to implement Act East, Assam is an active partner in Indo-Bangladesh cooperation, especially in power sector. This has led to a mutually beneficial relationship between India and Bangladesh.