India will help Bangladesh for modernize street lights, carbon emissions will be reduced

Jul 8, 2024 - 22:54
India will help Bangladesh for modernize street lights, carbon emissions will be reduced

Dhaka. A contract has been signed between India and Bangladesh for the modernization of street light system in Chittagong, Bangladesh with the financial assistance of India. This project, which will be completed at a financial cost of about 300 crore Bangladeshi Taka, will help reduce carbon emissions and lay the foundation for smart city infrastructure for Chittagong.

The Indian High Commission in Dhaka wrote on the social media platform 'X' that India-Bangladesh development partnership has started a new chapter with the signing of the contract for the modernization of the city street light system in the Chittagong Municipal Corporation area. This project is being implemented with a loan assistance of US $ 25.71 million (about 300 crore Bangladeshi Taka) under the concessional loan assistance of the Government of India.

The contract signing ceremony was attended by Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Mohammad Tajul Islam, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation Mohammad Rezaul Karim Chowdhury and High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Pranay Verma. During the event, High Commissioner Verma said that this project will lay the foundation of smart city infrastructure for Chittagong.

During this, Verma highlighted the importance of the project in the context of the Declaration of Shared Vision for 'India-Bangladesh Green Partnership for a Sustainable Future' signed during the recent state visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India in June 2024. The High Commissioner emphasized the efforts being made by both the countries to introduce environmentally friendly approaches in development projects, co-develop energy-efficient measures, reduce carbon emissions, improve power transmission efficiency, reduce energy wastage, establish smart urban infrastructure and improve the quality of urban life.

According to the Indian High Commission, the project aims to replace conventional street lights with eco-friendly, low power consumption LED lights, which will contribute to reducing the city's carbon footprint.
(Report. Shashwat Tiwari)

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