Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Indian High Commission in Bangladesh, on Sunday told reporters that his government has taken steps to issue five-year visas for Bangladeshi citizens. He also said that its not only for any individual, anyone could visit India along with the whole family for any purpose.
The Indian envoy made the statement in response to the questions of the reporters at Madaripur district circuit house before signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for Indian assistance in implementation of seven projects in the district.
The total cost of the projects-- three in Sadar upazila and four in Rajoir upazila-- is TK 2.3 crore and they will be done in a year, UNB reports.
The MoU was signed by Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Indian High Commission in Bangladesh, Sadar upazila chairman Pavelur Rahman Shafik and Rajoir upazila Chairman Md Shahjahan Miah in the presence of Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan in a conference hall of Madaripur district administration.
The seven components include the Bir Muktijoddha Shajahan Khan College development, Charmuguria Merchant High School Development and Charmuguria Sri Sri Kalibari Temple development in Sadar upazila; and the Kadambari College Development, Amgram Krishna Temple development, Gonesh Paglar Ashram development and Kapali Jubo union Radha Krishna temple and Ganesh Pagla temple in Rajoir upazila.
The cost of the three projects in Sadar upazila is slated to be TK 1.35crore, and the four projects in Rajoir are expected to cost TK 95lakh..