Bangladesh Road Transport and Bridges Minister: BBIN MVA May Start in December

27 July 2016

Implementation of the Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) may start in December, according to Bangladesh Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, while speaking at a closing ceremony of a drivers' training on road safety on 27 July 2016, hosted by the Driving and Mechanical Training Institute of Nirapad Sarak Chai.

Mr. Quader emphasized to training participants—around 200 drivers of private cars, buses, and cargo vehicles—the need to make roads safer and reduce traffic congestion in Dhaka. 

The BBIN MVA will allow passenger, personal, and cargo vehicles to cross international borders and traverse key trade routes in the participating countries. Once implemented, the agreement will reduce costly and time-consuming transshipment of people and goods at border crossings. The Asian Development Bank supports ongoing road connectivity projects in each of the four countries through the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) program.

 

Related Link:

 

Photo by IFPRI -IMAGES (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Mr. Hasan Mahmud, Information Minister of Bangladesh, and Mr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, underscored in...

Read More


Mr. Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, Country Director for Asian Development Bank in Nepal, is hopeful that Sri Lanka could benefit...

Read More


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has committed to a loan of $195 million...

Read More


The Governments of Bhutan and India held their second bilateral development cooperation talks on 29 November 2019 in...

Read More


A review of the Nepal-India Transit Treaty held in Kathmandu, Nepal discussed various issues on simplifying Nepal’s transit...

Read More


Mr. Tandi Dorji, Foreign Minister of the Government of Bhutan, visited India at the invitation of Mr. S...

Read More


The inaugural chartered flight service between Mandalay, Myanmar and Imphal, India by Air KBZ kicked off on 23...

Read More