Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the Teknaf-Myanmar transit jetty constructed over Naf River in Cox’s Bazar.
On Thursday (Oct 12), the PM inaugurated the jetty through video conference from the Gono Bhaban.
There’s some work left to be done at the jetty and it will be opened next month with ships running to St. Martin’s Island.
The Local Government and Engineering Department, LGED, constructed the jetty at a cost of Tk 317.5 million to provide regular communication with St Martin’s Island and to increase trade facilities with Myanmar.
The jetty which is 90 metres long and 60 metres wide at the front, features rest house, car parking, toilets and seven stair cases. The overall length is 550 metres.
Teknaf local government’s chief engineer, Chowdhury Md Asif Reza, told Bangla Tribune, “It will take another one and a half months to finalise the jetty and will mainly be used for reliable communication with St. Martin’s Island.”
Teknaf UNO, Mohammad Rabiul Hassan, said, “The jetty has already become popular with tourists and this will be pivotal in turning Teknaf into a centre of entertainment.”