It will connect up to Kutubkhali under Jatrabari Police Station in Dhaka.

Over 40 million people from 30 districts including the North Bengal will be benefited from the expressway as it will make transportation of people and goods easier and quicker while it would help cut traffic congestion.

The expressway project document forecasts a 0.217 per cent boost of the country's gross domestic product.

China will provide the maximum fund of the total project cost.

Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader and Chinese ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming spoke at the function moderated by PM's principal secretary Ahmad Kaikaus.

Bridges division senior secretary Monjur Hossain made a power point presentation on the express way.

A video documentary on the elevated expressway was also screened on the occasion.

State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Dr Md. Enamur Rahman and people from all strata of life and local public representatives was present at Ashulia site.