Dhaka, February 5: Experts from Burma
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 utilize the huge trade potentials in the region.