By Muhammad Zahidul Islam, The Daily Star
July 28, 2017

Bangladesh is being deprived of the benefits of its second undersea cable connection, established at a cost of Tk 660 crore, because of the authority's failure to establish an uninterrupted inland link.

The country got connected to the submarine cable system called South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) at the landing station in Kuakata on February 21.

The government declared its target to inaugurate the connection by mid-March. But the link between the landing station and the capital could not be set up within the stipulated time.

Another programme was scheduled for the launch of the cable operation this month, but it has been cancelled because of the disruption to the inland link.

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