Burma Highway to Link Bangkok with Dhaka
20 July 2012
Thailand wants to expand trade with Bangladesh through establishing a road-link between Bangkok and Dhaka that bisects Burma. “Thai trade with Bangladesh will increase after the establishment of a road-link with Bangladesh,” newly appointed Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh Madurapochana Ittarong was quoted by Dhaka-based the Daily Star. Madurapochana was speaking during her introductory meeting with Bangladeshi President Zillur Rahman at Bangabhaban in the capital. “Thailand is keen to extend its cooperation, particularly in agriculture, fisheries and IT sectors in Bangladesh,” she added.