Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The cabinet has approved a proposal for signing an agreement on direct flight service between Bangladesh and Burma, officially known as Myanmar.
Currently, there is no direct flight between the two neighbouring countries.
The approval was given on Monday in the weekly meeting of the cabinet held at Bangladesh Secretariat in the capital Dhaka with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
Under the agreement, five private and public sector airlines would operate seven passenger and four cargo flights every week between the cities of the two countries.
The airlines are Biman Bangladesh Airlines, GMG Airlines and United Airlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar Airways and Air Bagan of Myanmar.
Bangladesh will now send the proposal to Myanmar for its approval to begin the direct flight service, Cabinet Secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the regular cabinet meeting.
The cabinet also approved a draft of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority Act-2011.
The cabinet secretary said the government has initiated the renewable energy law framing to bring use of the renewable energy under a legal framework as use of the renewable energy including biogas and solar energy have been increased in the country in recent years.
In the backdrop of adverse impacts of global climate change, the use of renewable energy has been increased across the globe, he noted.
BBN/SSR/AD-18June12-2:58 pm (BST)