4:42 pm - Sunday January 18, 8303

Malaysia to build 22,000 apartments in Bangladesh    

Malaysia will help Bangladesh in construction of 22,000 apartments in capital Dhaka and a flyover connecting Dhaka with Rajuk’s Jhilmil housing project.

The Malaysian assistance will come under a Memorandum of Understanding the two countries signed in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.

BD-MalUnder the MoU 12,000 apartments will be built at Uttara while 10,000 at Kamrangichar.

A 13-kilometer flyover will be built connecting Dhaka’s Shantinagar to Jhilmil housing project in Keraniganj.

Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain and Malaysian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Dato Seri S Samy Vellu signed the MoU.

Mosharraf said work on the three projects will be completed in  30 months since signing of a formal agreement.

The design of the flyover has already been done, he said.

Housing secretary Md Golam Rabbai, Malaysian ambassador to Bangladesh Norlin Binti Othman, RAJUK Chairman Jaynul Abedin Bhuiyan were present during the signing.