Bangladesh-India joint river commission meeting may be held in the first half of the year

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said that there is a possibility of a Joint River Commission (JRC) meeting between India and Bangladesh in the first half of this year.

Speaking at a discussion on relations with neighboring countries in Dhaka on Tuesday, the state minister said, “There are some ‘incomplete works or issues’ with neighbors in the water sector, but progress is being made.”

“The JRC meeting has been held after almost a decade and another round of JRC meeting has been promised in the first half of this year. Although the expectation was to do it in the first quarter.”

After an era, the JRC ministerial meeting between India and Bangladesh was held in Delhi on August 25 last year.

In that meeting, both countries finalized the contents of the memorandum of understanding on water sharing between the Kushiara River. In the light of which, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit to India in the next month, the memorandum of understanding was signed for water distribution of Kushiara river.

Besides, in the light of the Memorandum of Understanding of 2019, the location and design of the part of Feni river from which water will be taken for Sabrum in Tripura was also finalized in that meeting.

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