Its bilateral agreement with India on Teesta water sharing may have run into a wall for now but that has not prevented Bangladesh from pushing for a sub-regional cooperation on management of water resources and hydel projects on trans-boundary rivers in India,Bangladesh,Bhutan and Nepal.
The Advisor to the Bangladesh Prime Minister is learnt to have handed over two terms of references for sub-regional cooperation with Bhutan and Nepal on management of water resources and on hydro-electric projects.
Dhaka is learnt to have shared a draft MoU for trilateral cooperation agreement for this with the Indian side recently.
Its proposal envisages two different trilateral MoUs Bangladesh-India-Nepal and Bangladesh-India-Bhutan for management of water resources in Ganga and Brahmaputra basins,respectively. Bangladeshs proposals envisage equitable distribution of benefits from projects and suggest instituting a permanent consultation platform with Joint Working Groups for each initiativeof either water resource development or hydro-power development in either of the countries.