Bangladesh has decided to import diesel from the Numaligarh Refinery in East India's Assam region following acute shortage of fuel, Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reported Tuesday.
"Bangladesh would import 120,000 tons of diesel per annum from the Numaligarh Refinery due shortage of vehicular fuel," IANS quoted Pinak Ranjan Chakraborty, Indian high commissioner in Dhaka, as saying in Agarthala in Tripura region in East India.
Discussions were also on to set up a power project by Indian public sector firm Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in Bangladesh.
"The neighboring country has also shortage of 3,500 MW of power and BHEL is likely to set up a mega power project in eastern Bangladesh," the Indian envoy said.
Chakraborty was on a three-day familiarization visit to Tripura in East India.
The Indian envoy held meetings with Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and other senior officials.