Agartala as third internet gateway a major boost for Indo-Bangladesh ties

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Agartala (Tripura), April. 3 (ANI): Tripura is all set to transmit of 100 megawatts of power to Bangladesh from the Palatana power project, months after the Prime Minister of India and Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the supply of power and internet bandwidth between both countries via video conference.

Bangladesh will also give Tripura access to 10 gbps high-speed data connectivity through the submarine cable internet network.

This is the second such cross border transmission interconnection system between India and Bangladesh.

“The export of 100 MW of power from India to Bangladesh will further boost development. On the other side we are getting access to a new gateway to enter the digital world, a facility we had in the west and the south but the east was left. Since I want to move ahead with the ‘Act East Policy’ hence for me this gateway at the east is very important,” said Prime Minister Modi.

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“Bangladesh opening the eastern gateway of digital world is a vital step and this will create an inspiration for the youths of the eight northeastern states including Assam, Tripura and Sikkim,” he added.

“By this cooperation of exchange of power and bandwidth between Bangladesh and India we have set another milestone. Importing power will help to solve our power crisis and the access to bandwidth will help in improving the digital connectivity to Tripura and the Northeast India besides helping in improving the socio-economic condition of the people of the region. Our friendship will further strengthen,” said Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina.

The importing of power will help to solve the power crisis and the access to bandwidth will help to improve digital connectivity in north east India.

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Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has said that the new internet-power bandwith supply will take Indo-Bangladesh ties to new heights. (ANI)

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