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NEWS - Dhaka Initiates Asian Highwa

Dhaka Initiates Asian Highway Link with Rangoon


               DHAKA (Dec. 9) XINHUA - Bangladesh
               has initiated bilateral discussions with
               Myanmar for the Asian Highway (AH) link
               between Dhaka and Yangon, sources
               from the Ministry of Communications said

               This was stated in Bangladesh's country
               paper presented at a three-day
               international seminar in Dhaka, which is
               being jointly held by the Economic and
               Social Commission for Asia and the
               Pacific (ESCAP) and the Bangladeshi
               Ministry of Communications. 

               Bangladesh has also requested the
               ESCAP "to start an appropriate study" for
               this purpose and "to play a role to
               convince" Myanmar for the direct route
               between the two countries, the sources