|Published : 19 Oct 2016, 23:21:59 | Updated : 19 Oct 2016, 23:24:13|
Govt picks consultants for Karnaphuli project
An agreement was signed on Wednesday to appoint a consulting farm to oversee construction work and to review design of Karnaphuli River Tunnel. The deal was signed at a simple signing ceremony at the Shetu Bhaban in Dhaka, an official said.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was present on the occasion.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese President Xi Jinping on October 14 laid the foundation of the Karnaphuli River Tunnel and the Chinese Special Economic and Industrial Zone (CSEIZ) in the port city of Chittagong.
The foundation laying was held at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka following bilateral talks between the two leaders.
China finances the two large projects, according to a news agency. – bz