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Dhaka, January 19: The 3.32 km long tunnel under Karnafuli river is expected to be ready for traffic by 2022. Project Director (PD) Engineer Harunur Rashid Chowdhury told BSS today that the overall progress of the Karnafuli Tunnel has reached 62 per cent and the financial progress has been achieved at 56.60 per cent. Once completed, the tunnel will be part of the Asian Highway.
Dhaka, January 18: After being closed for about 10 and a half hours due to dense fog, ferry services have resumed on the Daulatdia-Paturia route, known as the gateway to 21 districts in the south-west. The ferry service resumed on Monday (January 18) at around 10 am when the fog in the Padma reduced.
Dhaka, January 16: On the last day of the 'mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine' rule, 14 passengers arrived in the country on five flights from the United Kingdom. They came to the country from 8 am on January 15 to 8 am on January 16. They were first sent to the government quarantine center at the Ashkona Hajj camp and later to the government-designated hotel of their choice.
Dhaka, January 15: The National Zoo reopened on November 1, 2020 following a government directive, after remaining closed for seven months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then almost every day there was a crowd of visitors at the zoo. The crowds increase even more during the weekly holidays. Visitors are satisfied with a hawker-free and clean zoo on Friday (January 15). They say the zoo is safer now than ever before.
Dhaka, January 14: Compulsory quarantine for passengers returning from the UK has been reduced to four days. The decision was announced in a directive issued by the health department on January 13. Earlier, the period of compulsory quarantine was 14 days.
Dhaka, January 12: After importing the luxury cruise ship MV Bay-One in September, Karnafuli Ship Builders, the operator of the ship, had planned to operate it on the St. Martin route from Cox's Bazar. But keeping in mind the convenience of tourists, the company has decided to operate the ship from Chittagong this time.
Dhaka, January 9: Pakistan has lifted all visa bans on Bangladeshi nationals. A statement from the Pakistan High Commission in Bangladesh confirmed the information. Qatar-based Al Jazeera quoted the statement as saying that Pakistan expected similar action from Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh has not shown any interest in this regard.
Dhaka, January 9: In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus through UK travelers, the government has made a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine for all passengers returning to the UK from January 1 (in government-run or government-designated residential hotels).
Dhaka, January 4: In the last 24 hours (January 3, 8 am to January 4, 8 am) at Shahjalal International Airport 4,081 passengers have returned home on 23 flights from around the world. Thirteen of them, returning in four flights from the UK, have been sent to a 14-day mandatory quarantine. In the last three days, a total of 53 people were sent to quarantine. Some of the passengers are staying in quarantine at government-designated residential hotels at their own expense.
Dhaka, January 4: As the Saudi government lifted the ban, Biman Bangladesh Airlines' Saudi-bound flights will resume regular operations from January 6 (Wednesday). Passengers of previously canceled flights will be given tickets on a priority basis subject to vacancies on the flight.
Dhaka, January 3, 2021: State Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism Md. said the country is lagging behind in tourism due to lack of coordination and branding.
Dhaka, December 31: A parliamentary committee has recommended the closure of all flights from London due to the spread of a new and more contagious coronavirus in the UK.
Dhaka, December 28: Travellers returning from the UK will have to follow the mandatory quarantine period of 14 days set by the government. The decision was taken by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a cabinet meeting on Monday (December 28), Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam said.
Dhaka, December 26: A mobile court has fined Qatar Airways Tk 5 lakh for transporting a coronavirus positive passenger. The passenger was also fined Tk 10,000 for irresponsible behavior and sent to a hospital in Dhaka.
Dhaka, December 26: Benapole immigration health officials have sent 33 Bangladeshi passport holders, who returned from India through Benapole, to quarantine due to lack of coronavirus negative test certificate.