UK keen to Invest in Padma Bridge Rail Link, Payra port, Aug 05,’16

As a part of its investment in Bangladesh, the United Kingdom (UK) has shown keen interest to invest in Padma Bridge rail link and Payra port. The rail link will stretch from Padma bridge to Kuakata. Further, UK will also withdraw Dhaka-London direct cargo ban soon.

Land Acquisition for India-Bangladesh Rail Project to Begin Soon, June 01 2016

According to the General Manager of Indian Northeast Frontier Railway, HK Jaggi, work on land acquisition for the Agartala-Akhaura rail project will begin in the latter half of June coupled with launching of a broad gauge (BG) railway service from Agartala. On the Agartala-Akhaura (India-Bangladesh) railway project, Jaggi said the central government had already released the first instalment of Rs 1.5 billion for land acquisition. The Indian government had announced it will bear the entire cost of the 15-km railway project. Of the 15 km, 5 km fall within India and the rest in Bangladesh. The Agartala-Akhaura project is scheduled to be completed by December 2017.

APBF Lauds Plan to Build Rail Link with Iran, Afghanistan,  May 21,’16

The Pakistan government is making concrete deliberations towards building modern rail tracks and refurbishing the existing ones for direct and transit trade with Afghanistan and Iran, the ‘All Pakistan Business Forum’ (APBF) has appreciated this trans-national venture and expressed its intent to utilize the proposed rail-link infrastructure to optimize the trade potential with the friendly neighboring countries. A South African business delegation recently came to Pakistan with an interest in undertaking this large-scale project. The delegation offered its support to Pakistan in terms of funding, rail-infrastructure development, technology transfer, training of human resources and provision of logistics for different projects.