Work begins on Bangladesh-Myanmar rail lineApril 3rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 3 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday opened construction work on a rail line that will connect Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh’s southeastern beach resort to neighbouring Myanmar.
The $255 million project of two meter gauge lines will connect Jhilongjha with Chittagong, the principal port city on one side and on the other side, it will connect Ramu with Gundum near the Myanmarese border by December 2013, Star Online, website of The Daily Star reported.
The first survey for the railway line was conducted in 1890 during the British era. But due to the two World Wars the construction works could not start. The first feasibility study on the rail line was conducted in 2001 during Hasina’s previous tenure.
Bangladesh has a 300 km border with Myanmar. It hopes to connect by road and rail through Myanmar with Kunmin in China.
- India approves new railway link with Bangladesh - Sep 21, 2011
- India to build new railway track to link with Bangladesh - Feb 14, 2012
- 31 Myanmar nationals held in Tripura - Dec 17, 2011
- China endorses Bangladesh-Myanmar road project - Jun 17, 2010
- New rail link to connect Agartala with Bangladesh town - Mar 10, 2011
- Myanmarese nationals get jail for entering India illegally - Mar 24, 2012
- Six Myanmarese held in Tripura, sent to jail - Nov 07, 2011
- 12 more Myanmarese held in Tripura - Mar 08, 2012
- Six Myanmarese men held in Tripura, sent to jail - Apr 13, 2011
- 'Cordial ties with Bangladesh important for India' - Jul 22, 2011
- 30 Myanmarese, Bangladeshis caught in Tripura - Dec 02, 2011
- India to expand railway connectivity with Bangladesh - Aug 05, 2010
- India to improve rail-road links to Bangladesh: Officials - Dec 06, 2010
- 'Northeastern capitals on rail map by 2017' - Jul 02, 2011
- India, Bangladesh align rail link in Tripura - Sep 08, 2010
Tags: bangladesh, bazaar, china, construction work, construction works, cox, daily star, feasibility study, gauge lines, gundum, kunmin, meter gauge, minister sheikh hasina, myanmar, prime minister, principal port, railway line, southeastern beach, tenure