Positive development over Teesta likely in Dec: Quader

Staff Correspondent | Published: 12:52, Oct 27,2016 | Updated: 14:10, Oct 27,2016


Sandy shoals emerge on river Teesta as India withdraws water upstream. — wikimapia photo

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader, also road transport and bridges minister, on Thursday said there might be some positive development over Teesta water sharing deal during prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming tour of India.

‘There will be some positive development on Teesta during the prime minister tour of India in December,’ Quader told newsmen after meeting Indian high commissioner Harshbardhan Shringla at his ministry.

The Teesta deal was set to be signed during the then Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Dhaka in September, 2011 but was postponed at the last minute due to objections by West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who had also dropped out of the prime ministerial delegation.

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