Joint survey on Burma-Bangladesh friendship road soon
Dhaka, February 5: Experts from Burma
and Bangladesh will conduct a joint survey between February 15 and
20 on construction of Bangladesh-Myanmar Friendship Road, according
to BSS, the local news agency of Bangladesh.
The Communication Minister Nazmul Huda said yesterday that the
process to constitute Bangladesh survey team within February 15
has been taken on an urgent basis. Additional Chief Engineer of
Roads and Highways Division Abed Uddin Ahmed would head the Bangladesh
Nazmul Huda was presiding over a meeting to implement the project
for construction of Bangladesh-Myanmar Friendship Road to establish
direct road link between the two countries at the conference room
of the ministry yesterday.
The meeting was told that TK 4,000 million has been earmarked for
construction of the 91-kilometre long road from Ramu of Bangladesh
to Buthidaung of Burma. The meeting was further informed that in
future Dhaka-Chittagong- Cox’bazar- Rangoon highway would
get importance as part of the Asia Highway.
The minister said the government has attached great importance
to the construction of the road to establish direct link with Southeast
Asian Countries including Burma, Thailand and China and to utilise
the huge trade potentials in the region.