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Bangladesh enters tunnel era tomorrow

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Published: 14:38, 25 November 2022   Update: 08:07, 26 November 2022
Bangladesh enters tunnel era tomorrow

A tube of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel under the Karnaphuli River will be inaugurated tomorrow (November 26).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the tube of Bangabandhu Tunnel virtually from Ganobhaban.

About 98 per cent work inside Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel has already been completed. A tube is being inaugurated tomorrow, and the entire tunnel will be inaugurated in January.

The tunnel is being constructed under the Karnaphuli river at a cost of Tk 9 thousand 880 crore.  

It is learned that when the construction of the tunnel under the Karnaphuli river started on February 24, 2019, the project was scheduled to finish on December 16, 2022.  The tunnel will be connected to the Dhaka-Chittagong Cox's Bazar highway with a length of 3.43 km at the Anwara end, entering from the Naval Academy in the Patenga area of Chattogram city through a depth of 150 feet.

The construction of this tunnel project is being implemented by the Chinese company's China Communication and Construction Company Limited (CCCC).  A 5.15 km approach road has already been constructed at both ends of the tunnel.  Of these, the approach road at the Karnaphuli-Anwara end is four kilometers and has a flyover of 700 meters.  Four lane 22.40 meter wide approach road and flyover has been completed.