Pakistan has expressed its willingness to help Bangladesh in developing its railway sector, particularly conducting a feasibility study for introducing high-speed electric train service.
Salman Shah visiting finance and revenue affairs adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister expressed keenness on the matter when he called on Communications Minister Nazmul Huda in the city Sunday, reports UNB.
Salman Shah is leading a four-member Pakistan delegation.
The delegation members said Pakistan is interested in taking part in Bangladesh's railway development plan, especially conducting a feasibility study for introducing high-speed electric trains and improving passenger service by providing modern railway carriages.
The communications minister told the delegation members that the government was implementing a number of important projects for improving passenger service and infrastructure development of the railway recognising it as a 'thrust sector'.
Proposed Dhaka-Chittagong electric train service, Dhaka-Yangoon highway project, development of a CNG-driven transport system and alternative solar power development project also came up at the meeting for discussion.
Among others, Communica-tions Secretary M Shafiqul Islam, Pakistan High Commissioner in Bangladesh Alamgir Babar, Director General of the Bangladesh Railway AFM Mostafizur Rahman and Chief Engineer of the Road and Highways Department AKM Fayzur Rahman were present at the meeting.