MoU signed for sustainable development of Khulna city

DHAKA, March 8, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh and India signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here today for undertaking a project for the construction of a Girls' School in Khalishpur, Khulna.

Khulna City Mayor Md. Moniruzzaman Moni, Senior Secretary, Economic

Relations Division Kazi Shofiqul Azam and Indian High Commissioner to

Bangladesh Harsh VardhanShringla signed the tripartite agreement on behalf of their respective sides.

According to an Indian High Commission press release, the total cost of the project has been estimated at Taka 12.08 crore which would be funded by Indian government under its 'Sustainable Development Projects in Bangladesh' programme.

Apart from construction of the school building, the project includes supply of complete furniture for the school, desktop PCs, laptops, photocopying machine, multi media projectors and a 33-seater school bus.

"It is especially significant that this MoU was signed on International Women's Day. This MoU and the Khulna-Kolkata rail link which is expected to be inaugurated shortly will re-iterate India's close ties with Khulna," it added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)