A Bangladeshi newspaper blames the Burmese Junta for construction delays
Cox’s Bazar, September 22: There
is still no sign of a transnational highway between
Quoting a Bagladeshi government spokesperson,
the paper reports that the Burmese Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt laid the
foundation for the construction of the road during his April visit to
However, the Burmese Construction Authority is giving excuses and the construction has not been able to start yet and this has jeopardised the future of the project.
The highway is supposed to stretch for 36 kilometres through the Bandraban
District and Goung Done in
The Bangladeshi government agreed to fund the highway, but without the Burmese Authority's cooperation nothing can be achieved.
The newspaper also points out that a few months back a team of four Bangladeshi engineers had to return without any work done since their Burmese counterparts failed to show up to a meeting in Burma.
According to the Daily Saikat the
broken promises and unhonored agreements prove that
According to the sources in the border area, the Burmese
government wants to manage the finances contributed by the Bangladeshi
government. The source for disagreement has been
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