Narinjara News

Dhaka, March 29, 2005

 

Burmese Team hand over land acquisition report to Bangladesh

 

Burmese task forced team handed over the report of land acquisition and final alignment design of Burma-Bangladesh Friendship Road Link to Communication Minister of Bangladesh in the Communication Ministry office of Dhaka yesterday, according to a report of BD news service.

 

Burma task forced team led by Managing Director U Han Zaw is now visiting in Dhaka handed over the report to Communication Minister Nazmul Huda at the meeting of two neighboring countries in Dhaka.

 

Burma ambassador to Bangladesh U Thane Myint was present at the meeting along with other senior officials.

 

The delegations from both countries at the meeting reviewed the progress of the link road project and financing potentials regarding the road link between Rangoon and Dhaka.

 

The road will directly connect Rangoon and Dhaka, and will be built through Arakan State. The road will be 153 kilometers and be built from Ramu, in the Cox’sbazar district of Bangladesh, to Kyauk Taw in Burma’s Arakan State.

 

According to the report, the total cost of the roads construction is estimated to be 9336.4 million Taka, (US $ 155.6 million), of which 7702.6 million Taka will be spent in the construction the 110 km Kyein Chaung (Bawli bazaar)- Kyauk Taw Road and 940 million Taka will be spent in the construction the 20 km Taungbro (Bangladesh side)-Kyein Chaung (Burma side) road.

 

Bangladesh sought financial assistance from Asian Development Bank in the construction the 110 km Kyein Chaung-Kyauk Taw Road in Burma side. 

 

The road link has aimed at enhance regional cooperation and promoting socio-economic progress by strengthening economic and trade relations in South and Southeast Asia.

 

It is second time meeting of two neighboring countries for Friendship Road construction in Dhaka. On January 2005, Bangladesh and Burma made a first meeting for road link construction in Rangoon, the capital of Burma. #

 

 

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