Bangladesh hopes to emulate Kolkata townships

October 27th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) A Bangladeshi delegation, led by the country’s minister of state for housing, is on a three-day visit to study the city’s satellite townships and hopes to emulate the Indian example.

The eight-member team, led by Abdul Manan Khan, arrived in Kolkata Oct 26, and held a meeting with West Bengal Urban Development Minister Ashok Bhattacharya Wednesday.

“The delegation will visit the satellite township at Rajarhat-New Town Thursday. Today they visited Salt Lake City. They will see the infrastructure development in these areas,” a Bangladeshi official told IANS.

The delegation is scheduled to visit a township in Burdwan district as well, the official added.

“In our country also, we are making satellite towns. That is why our delegation has come here to see the satellite towns,” said Kazi Moshtaque Zahir, first secretary (press) of Bangladesh’ deputy high commission.

The delegation is also scheduled to call on state Housing Minister Gautam Deb Thursday.

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