Talk on China, B’desh road link

Dhaka, June 25:

Chinese leaders have reiterated their interest in establishing a direct road link with Bangladesh via Myanmar from its southern province of Yunan to enhance trade and give the landlocked area access to the Bay of Bengal.

China’s long-drawn interest in getting road connectivity with Bangladesh came up once again when a team led by Bangladeshi commerce secretary visited Kunming, the capital of Yunan, New Age newspaper reported. Dhaka has asked Beijing to persuade Myanmar into joining the initiative.