61 bridges being constructed


DHAKA, June 7, 2018 (BSS) – The government has taken initiatives to construct or reconstruct 61 bridges for strengthening the country’s communication network in Western region.

“Steps are being taken to construct or reconstruct 61 bridges for strengthening communication network in Western region of the country,” Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said after unveiling the proposed budget for the fiscal 2018-19 at Jatiya Sangsad here today.

“More than half of the works of Padma Bridge have been done. Construction of second Kanchpur, second Meghna and second Gomoti Bridge is underway. We have a plan to build bridges over Golachipa, Payra and Kocha rivers and second Padma Bridge at Paturia-Goalanda point,” he also said.

“Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) have been signed with China to build ninth (Bogha bridge), 10th (Mongla bridge), and 11th (Jhopjhopia bridge) Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge,” he informed.

“Moreover, construction of a tunnel on the Karnaphuli river bed has started. I hope to end this work by 2022,” he added.