Bangladesh and Burma have agreed to go ahead with the proposed construction of a road linking the two countries.
Visiting Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win announced the agreement Thursday after talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart, Morshed Khan, in Dhaka.
No time frame was given for the road's completion. But experts say it will boost cross-border trade and travel.
The Burmese foreign minister is on a three-day visit to discuss trade and transportation issues, as well as the return of Burmese refugees from Bangladesh.
On Friday, he is scheduled to visit the proposed site of a border bridge at Cox's Bazar district, the first phase of the road project.
Information for this report is provided by AP.