to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's June 24th call for the Bangladesh
National Party (BNP) to send an independent team to examine the Tipaimukh Dam issue,
opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia sent a letter to the Prime Minister on Monday.
letter, Khaleda Zia underlined the importance of keeping national interests
before domestic partisan rivalries and nominated six names for the independent
team. However, she also stated that a
joint-party team would have signaled more national unity on the issue.
would require logistical assistance from the ruling Awami League, as they
cannot send a delegation to a foreign country.
parliamentarians and water resource experts were nominated in the letter to
assess the Indian construction site of the planned dam. The opposition has come
out against the construction of the dam, citing potential environmental and
humanitarian issues for Bangladesh.
The BNP has
also called on India to release all information and documents that may aid in
the team's consideration of the dam's construction.