COX’S BAZAR: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (May 6) inaugurated Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Driveway, the largest coastal road in the world.
Road, Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon accompanied the prime minister around 11:30 am at Inani Beach in the inauguration ceremony of the much-awaited marine driveway.
Earlier around 10:15 am, the prime minister launched the formal operation of 737-800 Boeing aircraft on the expanded runway of the Cox's Bazar International Airport.
Sheikh Hasina arrived in the Cox’s Bazar airport in the Boeing of Biman flight around 10 am which is the first flight of a wide-bodied Boeing in the airport.
The marine drive road was constructed by Bangladesh Army and Road under supervision of Highways Department (RHD) of Road, Transport and Highways Division (RTHD).
Project inspector Lieutenant Colonel KM Mehedi Hasan said that the Cox Bazar-Tekhnaf Marine Drive is the largest of its kind in the world which is 80 kilometer in length.
Later in the day, the prime minister is scheduled to inaugurate Cox's Bazar Medical College, 100-bed dormitory of Cox's Bazar Government Women's College, academic building cum extension hall of the Cox's Bazar Government College, two-storey academic building of the Bangamata Fazilatun Nesa Mujib Women College in Ukhia and Moheshkhali-Anwara Gas Transmission Pipe Line.
She is also supposed to lay the foundation of Cox's Bazar Airport Development Project (first phase), 595-meter long PC girder box on Bakkhali River at Khuruskhul point, Cox's Bazar Medical College Hospital, two floating LNG terminals, installation of single point mooring at Moheshkhali, Naf Tourism Park, academic building of Kutubdia College and office building of the Cox's Bazar Development Authority.
In the afternoon, Sheikh Hasina, also the president of Awami League, is scheduled to address a rally organized by Cox's Bazar District Awami League at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium.
BDST: 1207 HRS, MAY 6, 2017