Deep sea port: China is waiting for decision from Bangladesh

sonadiaBangladesh needs a deep sea port. Experts say a deep sea port has dual use, commercial and military use. Other countries of the region have already built deep sea port. Bangladesh government has decided to build first deep sea port at Sonadia Island. But who will build that? Some countries have already shown interest. But China has some experience in building deep sea port in countries like Sri Lanka, Burma and Pakistan. They are also interested to build one here in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh government is also initiating another project to launch first Bangladeshi satellite in space. Now Bangladesh depends on foreign satellites for telecommunication and other purposes. China is willing to help in this project also.

Chinese ambassador in Bangladesh has recently said that they are waiting for response from Bangladesh government. They have noticed different voices from different sections of Bangladesh government. A deep sea port will help to improve regional connectivity. But India has some concern regarding this project. They fear deep sea port project by China may draw Chinese military presence in Bay of Bengal. India considers the Bay of Bengal as their exclusive ‘lake’. They want to take the upper hand here.

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