Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Two ends of Bangabandhu Tunnel joined beneath the Karnaphuli river

Two ends of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Tunnel were met together under the Karnaphuli river on Thursday afternoon. With the cutter of the tunnel boring machine cutting through the wall, China Communications Construction Company Limited, the contractor, and China Road and Bridge Corporation, the constructor, successfully achieved breakthrough of both tubes of the tunnel. ... Read more

Karnaphuli dredging, bank protection scheme to be completed by June

The project of the dredging and bank protection of the Karnaphuli river, undertaken by the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), will be completed by June this year. This was disclosed by the CPA through a statement by project director Khademul Basher. The much-talked-about project, named ‘Capital dredging and bank protection with jetty

China offers to build, fund it

Deep Sea Port China offers to build, fund it Remains open to partnering the project with India, US or any other country China has proposed to invest in four mega infrastructure projects, including the $5 billion deep-sea port and $700 million multi-lane tunnel under the Karnaphuli river in Chittagong. The government, however, is going slow ... Read more

Karnaphuli shrinking

Losing navigability due to heavy siltation, creating scope for land grabbers The Karnaphuli river, a lifeline for Chittagong city and the port, is gradually losing navigability with its width already shrunk by 50 to 270 metres at several points in the last two decades. Its depth reduced sharply for heavy siltation, disposal of huge quantity ... Read more