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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated Maitri Setu between India and Bangladesh through video conferencing. The bridge Maitri Setu has been built over Feni river which flows between Indian boundary in Tripura and Bangladesh. The construction was taken up by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited at a project cost of 133 Crore rupees. The 1.9 Kilometre long bridge joins Sabroom in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh. The Prime Minister also launched infrastructure projects in Tripura.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said, Maitri Setu will not only boost the production of various bamboo products but will also widen the pineapple and agarbatti business in Agartala. He said, with the opening of the Feni Bridge, Agartala will become the first Indian city closest to an International Sea Port. Mr Modi said, during his visit to Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and he together laid the foundation stone of the bridge connecting Tripura directly with Bangladesh. He said, our friendship has been strengthened by this bridge and it will also strengthen economic activities in both countries. The Prime Minister said, this Setu will improve the connectivity in Bangladesh. He added it will also improve communication between the people of both countries.

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