Dhaka, Feb. 24 -- "Those are essential for the growth of Bangladesh, for fulfilling its potential, and will change the face of the nation once they are completed," he said at an event celebrating the 61st Birthday of the Japanese Emperor Naruhito in Dhaka on Tuesday night.

The ambassador said the much-awaited Dhaka Metrorail will partially open in December this year.

"After that, the Special Economic Zone in Araihazar, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport extension, Matarbari Deep Sea Port and Power Stations, and Bangabandhu Railway Bridge will start operating one after another."

Naoki also mentioned that last August, he signed the largest-ever annual yen-loan package of approximately $3.2 billion for BIG-B's quality infrastructure p...