Recently, investigation group of The China-aided 8th Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge successively visited the site of Barisal-Kocha, Amitali-Barguna Paira and Shitalakkhya, and got a preliminary conclusion that we should choose Barisal-Kocha site based on the comprehensive consideration of importance of the project, hydrogeological conditions, regional highway network, and effect after construction.
On November 27, group reported to Bangladesh side regarding to situation of the site investigation, preliminary conclusions, engineering plan, construction scale and technical standards, especially reason of choosing Kocha site. Through effective communication, Bangladesh side agreed with views of gourp. The two sides reached a consensus on construction site, technical plan and construction standards.
Then, group members will determine the exact amout of estimated investment as soon as possible, and report the investigation conclusions and estimated investment to Foreign Aid Dapartment for approval. It is expected that group members will be scheduled to attend the final meeting with Bangladesh side and sign the minutes of meeting.