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 team.

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 utilize the huge trade potentials in the region.