Bangladesh finally looks to be fully on board the Asian
Highway Network to connect over 30 countries across the world's largest
The cabinet on Monday approved Bangladesh's long-debated link to the proposed 141,000km
web of cross-continental trunk routes from Bulgaria to Japan.
"This will open up scope for human and commodity movements across the
continent," the prime minister's press secretary Abul Kalam Azad said
after the cabinet meeting.
He told reporters the cabinet was set to sign the Inter-Governmental Agreement
on the highway to have a final say on the routes to go through the country.
"If left out of the treaty, there will be no scope left for changing or
modifying the routes," he said.
"We need to be with everyone for development's sake. We all understand
that if we are not with the Asian highway, we will be left alone," Azad
said, quoting the prime minister.