Bangladesh will urge India to include Bhutan in the tri-nation team eligible for a World Bank fund to increase the navigability of a river transit route.

In April, Bangladesh and India decided to take assistance from the WB for the route, and the Washington-based multilateral lender agreed to provide the loan from its regional connectivity fund.

But, it added a condition that at least three countries jointly apply for the credit.

Bangladesh will make the recommendation for Bhutan at a four-day meeting scheduled to start in India today between the shipping secretaries of the two countries. Read more

Courtesy: The Daily Star