Chinese language Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming on Sunday stated China will proceed supporting Bangladesh’s infrastructure improvement, selling cooperation to the next stage, and serving to Bangladesh materialize its improvement dream.
China has the wealthy expertise in infrastructure improvement and its development effectivity and high quality are among the many finest on the earth, he stated.
“I consider that beneath BRI, the prospects for cooperation between the 2 international locations within the subject of transportation infrastructure are very promising,” stated the Ambassador whereas delivering a pre-recorded speech on the second a part of a perform marking the formal inauguration of development work of Cox’s Bazar Airport’s runway extension into Sea.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina nearly inaugurated it.
The Chinese language Ambassador stated the mission is the important thing step that can promote Cox’s Bazar to develop into a world metropolis.
On completion of the mission, he stated, all the large plane will be capable of take off and land on the coastal runway, and it will enhance the event of the Cox’s Bazar and neighbouring areas.
The Ambassador appreciated the mission contractor – China Civil Engineering Building Company (CCECC) and Changjiang Yichang Waterway Engineering Bureau (CYWEB), and stated prior to now 40 years, each firms have been engaged in a lot of development initiatives around the globe.
“With its sound technical capability and in depth experiences, I consider CCECC and CYWEB will fulfill its mission and ship a passable outcome to the Bangladeshi authorities and folks by finishing the mission on time and with prime quality,” stated Ambassador Jiming.
On the similar time, he stated, CCECC and CYWEB will certainly contribute to the native individuals’s livelihood by granting employment alternatives to the native workforces.
As one of many ENR-listed prime 100 world contractors with a world enterprise community in 105 international locations and areas, CCECC dabbled into Bangladesh within the early 2000s.
CCECC is just lately engaged in ADB-funded development of recent Twin Gauge Single Railway Line from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar by way of Ramu LOT-2 and is pursuing Joydevpur to Ishurdi Double Line Railway Challenge on G-G foundation beneath the Bangladesh Railway.
CCECC officers stated they’re optimistic about alternatives forward supplied by the post-pandemic financial rebound in Bangladesh.
CCECC is to arrange its South Asia Regional Workplace in Bangladesh and proceed to contribute its worldwide engineering and financing companies to Bangladesh for contributing to the materialization of the Golden Bangla Dream, stated the officers.
The Ambassador described Cox’s Bazar as a pretty coastal metropolis which he visited a few occasions. “It has lengthy pure coastal traces and really stunning surroundings, it has the potential to develop into a world well-known trip resort to draw vacationers from everywhere in the world.”
“Right now is certainly a joyous day because the profitable launching of this mission marks a brand new stage of cooperation within the transport infrastructure improvement sector between China and Bangladesh,” he stated, including that it marks a milestone for Cox’s Bazar Airport on its approach to changing into a world airport.
Ambassador Jiming stated Bangladesh is the primary nation in South Asia to hitch the Belt and Highway Initiative, referred to as “BRI”, subsequent to the decisive management and extraordinary imaginative and prescient of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, two international locations have carried out complete and profitable cooperation beneath the BRI, notably the sector of infrastructure improvement.
As one of many key areas of China-Bangladesh cooperation, the Ambassador stated, infrastructure connectivity lays a stable basis for the in-depth improvement of Bangladesh-China bilateral relations.
“This mission will for certain advance China-Bangladesh cooperation almost about infrastructure improvement,” he stated.
Apparently impressed by Hong Kong Worldwide Airport, the federal government of Bangladesh has taken the runway growth mission on the Cox’s Bazar Airport by reclaiming land from the ocean.
As soon as accomplished, all kinds of massive plane will be capable of take off and land on the maritime runway, officers stated.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) signed a cope with the CYWEB and CCECC on 9 February 2021 to implement the large mission.
The deadline to finish the development of the mission is 10 Could 2024 however there will likely be efforts to do it quicker than the stipulated time.