Bangladesh and Burma signed an agreement Friday to establish a direct road link between the two neighbouring countries after four years of initiating the move.
Under the deal, Bangladesh will construct 25 kilometre road including 23 kilometres inside Burma in the first phase, linking Guandhum in Cox’s Bazar with Baulibazar in Myanmar, at a cost of nearly one and a half billion Taka.
The total length of the proposed road stretching from Taungbro to Kyauktaw in Burma via Ramu and Guandhum to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is 153km. It will be constructed in two phases at an estimated cost of nine billion three hundred thirty four million and six hundred thousand taka.
The communications adviser, MA Matin, and the construction minister of Myanmar, Saw Tun, signed the agreement in the morning at the communications ministry conference room on behalf of their respective countries.