The finance minister today proposed allocating Tk 200 crore for expediting development in the enclaves in the upcoming fiscal year.
Once that the land boundary agreement (LBA) has been ratified in Indian parliament, different ministries or divisions will be able to bring the enclaves within the ambit of their development programmes, AMA Muhith said in his budget speech this afternoon.
“Some of our recent notable diplomatic successes are: the passage of Land Boundary Agreement between India and Bangladesh in the Indian parliament and the establishment of the BIMSTEC permanent secretariat and the South Asian Regional Standards Organisation headquarters (SARSO) in Dhaka.”
Especially, in continuation of Indira-Mujib Treaty signed in 1974, the passage of LBA will help resolve long pending problems of the people living in enclaves, he noted.
The people living in enclaves are finally going to have the taste of freedom and be included in the mainstream of development in Bangladesh, Muhith said.