"It (the bridge) is not related to the BRI and Bangladesh has not taken any foreign fund for building the structure either," a foreign ministry spokesman said.
Notably, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a series of talks with Gulf nations on economic cooperation and regional issues, such as the Iran nuclear deal in January.
In an analytical piece, Global Strat View on Sunday said Sri Lanka's financial crisis is leading to a humanitarian crisis that could ultimately push the country into bankruptcy.
Chinese President Xi Jinping today defended his ambitious multi-billion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), saying China has no "geo-political calculations" and the project will benefit the world.
The Center for Global Development research evaluated the current and future debt levels of the 68 countries hosting BRI-funded projects.
Belt and Road Initiative to increase China's strategic presence in Indian Ocean, says US top general
A top American general today said China's access to Pakistan's Gwadar Port has the potential to increase Beijing's strategic presence in the Indian Ocean.