CoronavirusSome mega projects might be affected: Chinese envoy

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 16:05, Feb 17, 2020 | Updated : 16:08, Feb 17, 2020

Some Chinese assisted mega projects in Bangladesh might be affected due to outbreak of Coronavirus, said Chinese ambassador Li Jiming.

He was speaking at a programme, Dcab Talk, organised by Diplomatic Correspondent Association, Bangladesh at the National Press Club on Monday (Feb 17).

He said, about 8,000 Chinese are working in different mega projects in Bangladesh.

“About 1,000 of them, who are key personnel, went back to China during the new year season and we told them delay their departure for Bangladesh,” he said.

“This might have some influence in implementing some mega projects,” he said.

About bringing back 171 Bangladeshis from Hubei, he said, “China will give permission for their return.”

We could not find any career which would bring them back, he said.