16 August 2016:
Bangladesh has planned to import at least four million metric tons of boulder stones from Myanmar to use those in Padma Bridge, said a report in Cox’s Bazar online news.
The south Asian country is constructing a massive Padma bridge, which has been recognized as the
longest bridge in Bangladesh.
The valuable stones were lifted from Maungdaw- Teknaf border area via Teknaf land port. The port is located on Naf River that separates Myanmar from Bangladesh, said a report in Cox’s Bazar online news.
Till date, over 110 metric tons of stones have been sent through Teknaf land port after the stones were transported by trawlers.
Dhaka Pathmark Engineering Services Limited has been operating the function of sending stones from Myanmar to Bangladesh taking advantage of a bilateral agreement signed with the Arakan State
administration in western Burma.
Bangladesh has not only imported stones from Myanmar, but also few other items like woods/timbers and animal- husbandry like goat, cattle and chicken from Arakan.