A mega project of about $10 billion
The Deepwater Port Authority (DPA) in China yesterday expressed hope that they can help Bangladesh build a deep-sea port here.
DPA President Wan Daning conveyed this to Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, who is now on an 8-day visit to China, during her tour to the newly built Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai.
The foreign minister informed the port officials that Bangladesh is planning building of a deep-sea port in Sonadia, Chittagong.
The Bangladesh foreign minister was invited to visit Yangshan Deepwater Port, a mega project of about $10 billion, built on a reclaimed island connected by about a 35-km long sea bridge with the mainland.
The DPA president, while briefing Dipu Moni on the latest state-of-the-art facilities, expressed interest to work with Bangladesh in the construction of the deep-sea port, said a press release of the foreign ministry.
Foreign Minister Dipu Moni arrived in Shanghai on Wednesday (June 15) on her way to Beijing for an official meeting invited by her counterpart Yang Jiechi.
She will hold official talks with the Chinese foreign minister in Beijing on June 22 and will also call on Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping
Upon her arrival in Shanghai, the foreign minister was received by the high officials of the local Foreign Affairs Office and the Bangladesh ambassador in China.
Source: Daily Star