China exports largest tunneling machine to Bangladesh
2018-03-14 16:06:00

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NANJING - A Chinese firm on Tuesday rolled off China's largest shield tunneling machine for export, which is destined for Bangladesh to assist with a river tunneling project.

The export of the machine produced by Tianhe Mechanical Equipment Manufacturing Co Ltd based in East China's Jiangsu province will break the monopoly of ultra-large tunneling equipment by developed countries in the exports, according to Zhou Jun, chief engineer with the Chinese firm.

The machine with a diameter of 12.12 meters weighs 2,200 tons. It will be used for opening a 3,500-meter road tunnel under Karnaphuli River.

Source: Xinhua/jschina.com.cn Editor: Hiram