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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 82

India floated Tipaimukh Hydro-project - Dhaka fears fallout

[b]India floated Tipaimukh Hydro-project - Dhaka fears fallout[/b]

By T Siamchinthang

[b]Lamka, 03 February, ([/b] India has finally floated international tender for construction of the much-talked-about 1,500 megawatt Tipaimukh Hydro Electric (multipurpose) project at the confluence of the Barak and Tuivai rivers in its eastern states of Manipur, Assam, and Mizoram amidst heightened fears in the lower riparian Bangladesh about its impact on water flow to the Meghna river system.

The Barak feeds the Surma and Kushiyara in Sylhet that flow into the Meghna, one of the three major rivers in Bangladesh.

India had earlier promised to provide Bangladesh with the detailed project report (DPR) of Tipaimukh before going for its implementation to dispel the lower riparian neighbour's concern about possible diversion of water from the Barak.

It made the pledge at the last Indo-Bangla Joint Rivers Commission (JRC)meeting held in Dhaka in September last year.

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