India & B’desh Sign Financial Agreement To Develop Tagore’s Kuthibari


New Delhi: India and Bangladesh have signed a financial agreement for construction of a Rabindra Bhaban at the Kuthibari complex in Kushtia’s Shilaidaha.

The estimated cost of the project is Tk 181.7 million. Economic Relation Development’s senior secretary Kazi Shofiqul Azam signed the agreement paper on behalf of Bangladesh while Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla signed for India.

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor told the media that several establishments including a Rabindranath Tagore Memorial Complex will be constructed with funds of the Indian government.

The number of tourists visiting Kuthibari will also increase as a result. The Indian High Commissioner told reporters that the treaty will strengthen India-Bangladesh ties and cultural engagement. He also said that this is the symbol of good relations between India and Bangladesh.