News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

Year:
January 2019

Backgrounder: Border Haats Boost Ties between India-Bangladesh

Border haats or rural markets along the border of Bangladesh and India help to strengthen ties between the two countries, both culturally and economically. These border haats benefit local communities by providing opportunities for livelihood and social interaction.

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Tags: Bangladesh, Bilateral Trade, India, Trade Facilitation

January 2019

SASEC Elevated Port Highway in Sri Lanka Gets ADB Support

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena and Mr. Takehiko Nakao, President, Asian Development Bank, signed three agreements, including a $300-million loan to construct about 5.3 kilometers of an elevated toll highway linking Colombo's international port and the country’s expressway network under the South Asian Subregional Economic Cooperation Port Access Elevated Highway Project.

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Tags: ADB, SASEC, Sri Lanka, Transport