The tender process is opening for a major new expressway project in Bangladesh. The route will connect capital Dhaka with the country’s premier port of Chittagong. The project is expected to cost in the order of US$4.12 billion to build the expressway connecting the cities, which are around 265km apart by road at present. The new expressway will cut journey times between the two cities, however the project has suffered a number of delays due to the difficulties in securing sufficient funding.