Country Report Bangladesh January 1996 Main report

Transport & Communications: Country's largest digital exchange starts

In December Mrs Zia inaugurated a 20,000 digital exchange, the country's largest, at Motijheel in Dhaka. The commercial centre of Dhaka is now entirely served by a digital telephone system. The project is part of the 150,000 line digital telephone project, costing $320m and financed from domestic resources, which will install 100,000 new lines in Dhaka, 15,000 each in Sylhet and Khulna, and 10,000 each in Chittagong and Rajshahi by December 1996.

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