Dhaka, 29 November 2022 (TDI): The first underwater tunnel in South Asia has been built in Bangladesh by a Chinese construction company. The structure is set to be the first of its kind in the whole of South Asia due to its nature.

The south tube of the Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel, which has been constructed by their partner country China was set to have completed last Saturday.

The advantages the project presents to the government of Bangladesh have been described as enormous. The south tube of the underwater tunnel in Bangladesh built has been completed.

It is expected to drive both local and international economic development in the area. The structure is set to optimize local travel in the area for many people.

The tunnel will as well be promoting regional connectivity among many places in South Asia. The Chinese initiative of promoting the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will be an advantage for a lot of commercial workers using the tunnel.

The accessibility of the project has also been a positive factor for the people. They will now be able to cross rivers like the West bank of the Karnaphuli River in Chittagong city and many others due to the tunnel.

Prime Ministers Acknowledgement

The Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina expressed her joy after the project when he joined a host of other virtually in the celebration of the achievement.

He further applauded the Chinese government for this great initiative being introduced to his country and is hoping for long-lasting diplomatic relations between them.

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Also, the Ambassador of China to Bangladesh, Li Jiming outlined the many benefits the tunnel will have for the people of South Asia. The benefits which he said will be ranging from both economic and sociocultural benefits to the people.

China-Bangladesh trade

China-Bangladesh trade has been a long-standing relationship that has greatly benefited both countries. They have both assisted each other in trade terms as the Chinese government has been a major construction source for Bangladesh.