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China exports largest tunnelling machine to Bangladesh

IANS  |  Beijing 

A Chinese firm on Tuesday rolled out China's largest shield tunnelling machine for export, which is destined for to assist with a river tunnelling project.

The export of the machine, produced by based in province, will break the monopoly of by developed countries, according to Zhou Jun, with the Chinese firm.

The machine, with a diameter of 12.12 metres, weighs 2,200 tonnes. It will be used for opening a 3,500-metre road tunnel under Karnaphuli River, reports

"The tunnel construction has been a dream for people, as we want to develop as good as China's Shanghai," said Kabir Ahmed, of the

The upcoming tunnel is expected to shorten the ride between and a planned industrial park from four hours to barely 20 minutes.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:52 IST