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Govt to accept Teesta proposal for people: PM

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Published: 13:57, 25 June 2024

Govt to accept Teesta proposal for people: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (25 June) said her government will receive the most beneficial proposal for the country and its people over implementing the Teesta master plan project.

"We have taken Teesta projects. China and India have given separate proposals to implement the project. We must accept the proposal which will be more beneficial for the people of our country," she said.

The premier made the remarks while replying to a volley of questions regarding the outcome of her two-day state visit to India on June 21-22 in a press conference at her official Ganabhaban residence here.

She said there are many proposals over implementation of the Teesta Project.

"But, we must consider how much the project is applicable for my country, how much its return will be helpful for the welfare of the people after its completion alongside the capability to repay the loan," she said.

The China has completed a physical survey while India wants to do another regarding the implementation of the Teesta project.

"We will accept the survey which will be more suitable and beneficial for us," she said.

The prime minister said India expressed desire to send technical team in this regard, adding that Bangladesh will sit with their technical team.

She, however, said Bangladesh has a longstanding issue over Teesta river water sharing with India.

"So, it will be easy for Bangladesh if India do the Teesta project. In that case, we won’t need to talk about the Teesta water sharing always," she added.

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